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    This page provides all of the information you need to subscribe and download your digital certificates. The table below walks through the process steps:






    Organization Registration

    All organizations that need to request Digital Certificates should be registered with Exostar Managed Access Gateway (MAG).

    Organization Registration Guide 



    User Registration

    All users that require digital certificates need to register with Exostar MAG under their Organization. 

    Basic Level of Assurance (BLOA) Digital Certificates 

    Medium Level of Assurance (MLOA) Digital Certificates



    FIS/DCS Administrator Authorization

    The FIS/DCS Administrator is responsible for approving requests for certificates. The administrator also makes a decision for the user's level of assurance based on the project requirements. For the basic (BLOA) request, once the administrator approves, the user receives their passcode to download the certificates. For the medium (MLOA) request, the user is required to undergo in-person proofing.

    FIS/DCS Administrator Guide 

    How to Select Assurance Level? 


    In-Person Proofing (only for MLOA certs)

    Once your FIS/DCS Administrator approves your request for MLOA Digital Certificates, you will be required to complete an in-person proofing process.

    In-Person Proofing Process 


    Certificate Download

    Upon successful approval of your FIS/DCS subscription request, you will receive instructions by email on how to securely download the certificates.

    MAG User Guide  (under Manage Certificates)

    6. Hardware Token Installation Guide   For Medium Level of Assurance Hardware users, this page details the procedure for installing the SafeNet middleware and configuring the hardware token.  Hardware Token Installation Guide 

    IMPORTANT: To ensure that you are able to download the digital certificates without any issues, please read the Certificate Download Requirements and follow the instructions.  

    Role of FIS DCSAdministrator: The FIS/DCS Administrator is the designated application administrator within the subscribing organization.  The administrator is responsible for authorizing user requests for FIS/DCS. Refer to the Administrator Guide.

    ERRORS: Review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section for more information about FIS and for resolution to common errors.

    ActiveX Control is required for using FIS/DCS.  If your organization's security policies do not allow the download of ActiveX Control onto your machine, your IT Security Administrator can download the Microsoft Installer (MSI) directly from our site - click here.