• Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS)

  • Obtain Your FIS Hardware-Based Digital Certificate

    Purchase Your Certificate:

    • Click here to complete your purchase.
    • Once you purchase the certificate and if you do not have an Exostar Managed Access Gateway (MAG) account, it will be created for you within five business days.  You will receive an email with log in credentials and instructions.

    Complete In-person Identity Proofing:

    • Within five business days after receiving your MAG log in credentials, an Exostar trained notary will contact you to set up an in-person identity proofing appointment.
    • The notary should provide you with a USB hardware token and a unique passcode at the conclusion of the identity proofing session.
    • Your identity paperwork will then be securely transmitted to Exostar.

    Download Your Certificate:

    • Within five business days after receiving your identity paperwork, Exostar will send you an email with instructions on how to download your FIS certificates to the USB token.  Delays will occur if there are any issues with your identity paperwork.
    • To install the token software, follow the instructions in the insert that came with the USB token.
    • Once the token software is installed, follow the instructions in the email from Exostar to download your FIS certificates to the USB token.  Instructions can also be found in the MAG User Guide.