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USASOC OWA Home Use

The United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) Outlook Web Access and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network (VPN) Home Users’ Manual gives guidelines for establishment and arrangement of programming and fittings essential for getting to OWA and the USASOC NIPR Network by means of SSL VPN. See Table 1-1 for an outline of report segments.

This User Manual will serve:

  • To guide clients through the establishment and setup of all product and equipment needed to get to USASOC Outlook Web Access (OWA) Non-Secure Internet Convention Router Network (Niprnet) email on a (PC) running a Windows working framework (OS).
  • To guide clients through the establishment and setup of all product and fittings needed to get to USASOC’s NIPR Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Virtual Private System (VPN) on a PC running Windows form XP, Vista, or 7 working framework.

NOTE

Windows XP, Vista, or 7 Professional or higher is needed for SSL VPN to permit Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Linux or Apple Operating Systems have not been tried.

In the event that you will be introducing programming, you ought to know your Army Knowledge Online (AKO) username and password before you begin.

  • To give directions to clients to get to OWA and the SSL VPN.

DISCLAIMER

Other than this report, the USASOC G6 won’t give client administration help for the establishment or utilization of any individual utilization programming or fittings. This incorporates, however is not constrained to, the product secured in this establishment guide. This aide is given to USASOC clients with the end goal of getting to OWA or SSL VPN utilizing their individual machines and a legislature gave or generally possessed savvy card peruser. Help furthermore extra data can be procured through AKO –

https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/241504 or at the Enterprise Email information site

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USASOC OWA, Part 2

You will need to know your AKO Username and Password (https://www.us.army.mil) in place to download obliged root testaments amid the product establishment process. You ought to additionally have the accompanying two bits of fundamental equipment:

  • A machine with Windows XP, Vista, or 7 (Professional or higher for SSL VPN).
  • A USB shrewd card reader. A few laptops have an implicit keen card reader. On the off chance that you are

utilizing a desktop, you will be obliged to give a brilliant card reader. Savvy card reader are accessible in an assortment of shapes and sizes. SCM Microsystems SCR-3310 model works exceptionally well on Windows 7, Vista, and XP. CAC readers can be requested from different online retailers like the ones recorded beneath. On the regarded destinations, do a pursuit for ‘CAC card reader’.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Card Reader
  2. By and large your brilliant card peruser will introduce naturally with the Windows New Hardware
  3. Wizard or without client intercession.

Introduce Smart Card Reader Driver

  • Connect to your savvy card reader into an accessible USB port on your machine.
  • On the off chance that the drivers don’t introduce consequently, take after the driver establishment methodology for the keen card peruser obtained.

Figure out whether Smart Card Reader Driver Installed Properly

Headings for figuring out whether your keen card peruser driver was introduced legitimately can be found beneath as indicated by the kind of working framework you are running on your PC.

Open the Control Panel by clicking the Start catch then clicking Settings and selecting Control Panel Windows XP

  • Select “Framework” to open System Properties (Figure 3-1)
  •  Click on ‘Gadget Manager’ (Figure 3-2)
  • Stretch the ‘Keen card perusers’ menu (click the +)
  • On the off chance that your keen card peruser is not recorded, you will need to download the right driver for the fittings you obtained

Open the Control Panel by clicking the Start catch, then clicking Control Panel

  • Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Select ‘Framework and Security’
  • Click on ‘Gadget Manager” under the “Framework” heading
  • Grow the ‘Savvy card perusers’ menu
  • On the off chance that your savvy card peruser is not recorded, you will need to download the right driver for the fittings you obtain.
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USASOC OWA, SSL, and VPN OH MY!

Programming Required for OWA and SSL VPN

To get to OWA; notwithstanding introducing Smart Card Reader drivers,

likewise be obliged to introduce the accompanying programming:

To get to the SSL VPN; you must guarantee that the accompanying obliged programming is introduced on your machine:

  • Internet Explorer (Version 7 or 8)
  • Java (Version 6)
  • Dod Installroot 3.13a endorsements
  • Activclient 6.x

Caution

On the off chance that you have a PIV II consistent CAC (back shows: “GEMAL TO Dlgx4144″ or “Oberthur ID One 128 v5.5 Dual” at the top over the attractive strip) and you are running Windows 7, you may have the capacity to utilize your CAC without introducing Activclient. More points of interest are found at. In the event that you have Windows XP (64-bit) be mindful that the 64-bit Activclient 6.2 adaptation doesn’t appear to work. You will need the 64-bit Activclient 6.1 gives an Applications and OS agenda. Headings for figuring out what programming is introduced on your machine can be found beneath as indicated by the kind of OS:

  • Focus Software Currently Installed On Your System
  • Distinguish Software Currently Installed
  • Open the Control Panel by clicking the Start catch then clicking Settings and selecting Control Panel.

Windows XP

  • Select ‘Add or Remove Programs’ to view the rundown of projects introduced on your framework. (Figures 4-1 and 4-2)
  • Guarantee that ‘Demonstrate Updates’ (Top Right) is checked. Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Open the Control Panel by clicking the Start catch then clicking Control Panel.
  • Select “Projects” to view the rundown of projects introduced on your framework.
  • Select ‘Uninstall a system’ and ‘Perspective introduced upgrades’ to view the rundown of projects introduced on your framework.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  • Open the Control Panel by clicking the Start catch then clicking Control Panel.
  • Select “Projects” to view the rundown of projects introduced on your framework.
  • Select ‘Uninstall a project’ and ‘Perspective introduced upgrades’ to view the rundown of projects introduced on you
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How I was finally Free to access my DISA Webmail

Here’s the way to uncover your PIV cert through Activclient utilizing Windows 7, Vista, or XP (in the event that you utilize WAWF, DO NOT do this, you must enact your PIV above): Activclient 6.2.0.x clients need to upgrade it to the most recent variant. [you can overlook the requirement for restart here] After you have introduced the most recent overhaul, open Activclient, Click Tools, Advanced, Configuration (obliges raised get to on Government frameworks), span down [and click on] Smart Card, click line titled: Prefer GSC-IS over PIV Endpoint… change the Yes to a No. You will be incited to restart the machine. After the restart each time you go to https://web.mail.mil, you’ll need to choose the declaration that says PIV, (NOT the Email authentication). Government machine clients will need to verify they choose the 10 digit declaration to login to the machine, and 16 digit to check your email. On the off chance that you choose the 16 digit amid login, you will get either Dod guest, or Credentials can’t be confirmed slip message.

  1. Activclient 7.0.2.x clients need to redesign to the most recent variant, then adjust the accompanying registry key for this alternative: Hkey_local_machine \ SOFTWARE \ Actividentity \ Activclient \ Card Discover \ Cardedge \ Defaultcardedge =1
  2. Activclient redesign adaptation of 7.0.2.308 or more demonstrate your PIV naturally.

You can’t have the same email address on both cards. Along these lines, you’ll have to change one of your Cacs. See blunder message beneath. Here’s the way to change your email address on your CAC. This will likewise add one to your CAC in the event that you don’t have an email address on your CAC.

Your framework needs to be every one of the 32 bit or each of the 64 bit, which implies:

  1. 64 bit Windows 7, Vista or XP (won’t work with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 implicit Smart Card utility)
  2. 64 bit Internet Explorer (Start, All Programs, Internet Explorer (64-bit))
  3. NOTE: Windows 8/ 8.1 clients look underneath to do an alternate program change first
  4. 64 bit Activclient 6.2.0.x with most recent redesign (Windows 7 and underneath)
  5. 64 bit Activclient 7.0.2.x with most recent redesign (Windows 8/ 8.1 clients)
  6. 64 bit Java (verify you are getting to this webpage from your 64 bit IE web program)

NOTE: You need to change a Java security setting, Go to Java (in Control Panel), Click Security (tab), move the shaft bar down to Medium.

  1. 32 bit Windows 7, Vista or XP (won’t work with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 implicit Smart Card utility)
  2. 32 bit Activclient 6.2.0.x with most recent redesign (Windows 7 and underneath)
  3. 32 bit Activclient 7.0.2.x with most recent redesign (Windows 8/ 8.1)
  4. 32 bit Internet Explorer (Start, All Programs, Internet Explorer)
  5. 32 bit Java (verify you are getting to this webpage from your 32 bit IE web program)

NOTE: You need to change a Java security setting, Go to Java (in Control Panel), Click Security (tab), move the shaft bar down to Medium.

32 bit Windows clients: People have been fruitful utilizing Firefox to initiate their PIV cert on a 32 bit Windows machine (XP, Vista, and 7). Verify you have Firefox set up effectively to utilize your CAC first. The things said above about Activclient regardless Java must match your Windows Operating framework (32 bit) to work.

**-NOTE: 32 bit Windows clients can likewise utilize Google Chrome.

64 bit Windows clients: People have been fruitful utilizing Waterfox to enact their PIV cert on a 64 bit Windows machine (Vista, and 7). Verify you have Waterfox set up effectively to utilize your CAC first. The things specified above about Activclient regardless Java must match your Windows Operating framework (64 bit) to work.

Once your PIV is enacted, click Forget State for All Cards (twice), then Make Certificates accessible to Windows. Here’s the means by which: Double click Activclient (symbol around your check in the lower right corner of your machine screen), Click Tools, Advanced, Forget State for all cards (Activclient 6.2.0.x) OR Reset Optimization Cache (Activclient 7.0.x.x). When you’ve done this, click on Make Certificates accessible to Windows (Activclient 6.2.0.x) OR evacuate, then reinsert CAC (Activclient 7.0.x.x) or (Activclient 6.2.0.x). You “ought to” see 4 authentications. If not, rehash the Forget State for all cards once more, and Make Certificates accessible to Windows once more.

Windows 8/ 8.1 clients: To actuate your PIV utilizing Windows 8/ 8.1 you will need to choose Enable 64-bit forms for Enhanced Protected Mode to run IE in 64 bit mode. More data can be perused here.. This has worked for others, however in the event that you have issues yourself, discover a Windows 7, Vista, or XP machine and take after Solution 5-1 above.

Mac Users: I have discovered no chance to get for you to initiate your PIV utilizing a Mac. The prescribed strategy is to discover a Windows 7, Vista, or XP machine and take after Solution 5-1 above.

Dmdcs Self Service site is working preferred now over it did initially for enacting clients PIV verification declaration. This influences each individual who has the double persona parts. You can design Activclient to uncover your PIV cert on your machine (Windows 7, Vista, or XP with Activclient 6.2.0.x introduced). This will must be carried out on every machine you have to get to your mail.mil email on. This arrangement invalidates the issue with Dmdcs Self Service site to uncover your endorsement.

New picture -Another individual needed to adjust this registry scratch rather: Hkey_local_machine \ SOFTWARE \ Actividentity \ Securitymodulemw \ Discoveryprovider \ Cardedge \ Pivignoredextensions \ Value 1 (Right click alter (change to 0 from 1)) See picture

WAWF (Wide Area Work Flow) clients, please observe: Recently the Wide Area Workflow site upgraded and moved to CAC/ endorsement just logon. In the event that a Dual-Persona client has the Activclient setting changed, the WAWF site won’t accurately read their Dod x.509 authentication (They will get a ‘No Certificates Found!’ message).

On the off chance that you are a Dual Persona and need to get to both Enterprise Email and WAWF, you MUST undiscovered the Activclient setting (change

DoD Webmail

DoD Acquisition Programs

While everybody has an opinion on major DoD webmail projects (Look at the comments), in the same way as the F-35 or the Littoral Combat Ship, most individuals don’t have an INFORMED supposition in light of the fact that they have no clue how the DoD really purchases real bits of gear. I’ve been asked on more than a couple of events as a war contender to give include so that an obtaining proficient could compose a paper to defend purchasing something or overhauling a bit of programming.

This stuff isn’t cheap…the specific enterprise email project was a 500,000 dollar redesign, and that was viewed as low end. Most individuals won’t go into acquisitions, and a lot of people are exhausted by it. Be that as it may, I think its essential for war contenders, particularly officers, to have a fundamental understanding of how we purchase supplies and what it intends to them.

The Defense Acquisition University has various online courses accessible through separation discovering that do simply that. My proposal is to first begin at their affirmation site, found here. Take a gander at the Level I confirmation in a zone that you can see yourself working at later on. In case you’re not certain, run with Program Management.

At that point, go to the separation learning login, spotted here. After you login, click on I Need Training on the left, then Apply for a Course, and afterward Navy/Marine Corp. You’ll be redirected to the edacm site, where you can CAC login. At that point on the top menu bar, select Manage Career->training->search for Training. Select the catch for Order by Course Number under DAU Resident and Web Offering.

So what courses do you take?

  • Start with Acquisition 101. It will take you a while, however its an incredible prologue to the whole obtaining procedure. It additionally considers a Service School on your record.
  • If you’re working digital/data fighting, I prescribe SAM 101: Basic Software Acquisition Management.
  • If you’re unhindered line, CLC 011 (Contracting for whatever is left of us), CLL 008 (Designing for Supportability in Dod Systems), and LOG 101 (Acquisition Logistics Fundamentals) would be valuable.
  • Currently the most obvious things for O-6 sheets is money relate2:59 PM 10/20/2014d administration. The BCF courses offered can provide for you both the learning and credit to meet this wicket.

There are heaps of courses there, so select courses that adjust to what you are doing. The information I picked up from ACQ 101 has helped me when I work with project business locales getting machine and gear overhauls.

After you take a course, you’ll need to get acknowledgment for it. Check whether the course has a Service School Code. The codes are found here. In the event that it does, send an email to Nsipshelpdesk@navy.mil with your declaration, the code, and your name. They will put a ticket into their framework to overhaul you in NSIPS. After that experiences, in a week the database synchronizes with BUPERS, and it’ll show up on your record in BOL.

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The DoD has declared war on Enterprise Email

“In the course of recent years, DOD has had entry wars. Everybody decided to have their own particular separate gateways yet required a solitary spot for offering over the administrations … that is the thing that we imagine now,” said Col. Brian Hermann, head of the Enterprise Application Services Division, GIG Enterprise Services Program Executive Office, DISA.

“The move for clients is an essential concern, and that is constantly arranged with the Army. We’re not leaving anybody in a sway. We’re working one-on-one to check whether our answers help, or on the off chance that its outside of our degree,” he said.

Here’s a glance at AKO, DKO, JKO and endeavor email by the numbers. For the full story on DKO’s conclusion, click here.

  • AKO, DKO, JKO AND ENTERPRISE E-MAIL: BY THE NUMBERS
  • AKO, DKO and JKO numbers outfitted by Kenneth Frietzsche, AKO/DKO item executive, PM Network Enterprise Services
  • AKO: 2.4 million enrolled NIPR clients
  • 121,000 SIPR clients
  • 16 million log-ins month to month
  • 828,000 novel log-ins week by week
  • 147,000 novel battle zone log-ins week by week
  • 3 terabytes of information traded day by day
  • 400+ terabytes facilitated
  • 3.2 billion email messages for every year

Almost 70 percent of AKO record holders utilize its email framework all the time, with numerous utilizing it as just business email

Costs generally $35 for every client