What is the purpose of the DoD Root Certificate? A certificate is a digital document providing the identity of a website or individual. DoD websites and DCMA uses a certificate to identify itself to its users and to enable a secure connection.
Certificate Error: Navigation Blocked
If you receive "Certificate Error: Navigation Blocked" in IE while visiting any DCMA secure sites (https), more than likely you do not have the DoD Root CA 2 certificate installed in your IE browser. Installing the DoD Root Certificates will allow your web browser to trust the identity of websites whose secure communications are authenticated by Department of Defense agencies. The DoD Root CA 2 certificate is included with InstallRoot_v3-16A.exe.
Installing the certificates
Click on the InstallRoot_v3-16A.exe link and select RUN. InstallRoot_v3-16A.exe . Or right click the .ZIP version and "Save Target As..." then run from your PC. .Zip Version
The install will scroll in your MS DOS window while in progress.
When you see the message, "Type the return key to terminate", the install is complete.
Hit Return to close the DOS window.
If you are running InstallRoot_v3-16A.exe on MS Vista or MS Windows 7, you may encounter an additional popup box, Program Compatibility Assistant.
The Program Compatibility Assistant box will prompt you to select one of the following choices:
Reinstall using recommended settings.
This Program Installed Correctly.
Select "This Program Installed Correctly" to complete the install.