How To Access Military Sites On Mac

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Are you a Mac user looking to access military sites? If so, you’ve come to the right place! It can be tricky to figure out how to access military sites on your Mac, but with the right setup and knowledge, it can be done in no time.

First things first, you’ll need to make sure you have the necessary hardware. In order to access military sites on a Mac, you’ll need a CAC (Common Access Card) reader. This is a small device that connects to your computer and reads data from your CAC card. This card is issued by the Department of Defense and is used for authentication when accessing military sites.

Once you have a CAC reader connected to your computer, you’ll need middleware software in order for it to work properly. Smartcard Services are designed specifically for CAC readers and are available as downloads from Mac OS Forge. The software installation process is straightforward and should only take a few minutes.

Once your software is installed, open Keychain Access where your CAC keychain will be displayed. You sould now be able to access any websites that require authentication with your CAC card.

You may also want to configure MAC Mail so that you can send and receive emails securely on military sites as well. To do this, launch Mail application then click ‘Preferences…’ followed by ‘Accounts’ and then the ‘+’ sign at the bottom left of the page. Select IMAP for the account type and enter AKO/DKO Webmail for the account description beore clicking create. You will now be able to use MAC Mail on any military site that requires authentication with your CAC card!

We hope this guide has been helpful in getting you up-and-running with accessing military sites on your Mac! With the right setup and knowledge, anyone can gain access in no time at all!

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Can Mac Computers Access Army Websites?

Yes, Army websites do work on Mac. However, in order to access secure websites or resources requiring CAC authentication, you will need to install middleware such as Smartcard Services. Once the middleware is installed and configured correctly, you shoud be able to access Army secure websites and resources with your CAC card. Additionally, you will need to ensure that your CAC card is recognized by the macOS Keychain Access application.

Accessing Army Webmail on a Mac

To open Army webmail on Mac, you will need to launch the “Mail” application. Once the Mail application is open, click on ‘Mail’ located at the top left of the screen. This will open a new window. From here, click on ‘Preferences…’. In the next window that appears, click on ‘Accounts’. Once in Accounts, click on the ‘+’ (Plus Sign) located at the bottom left of the page. Select “IMAP” for the account type and type in “AKO/DKO Webmail” for the account description. Enter your AKO/DKO email address and password into their respective fields and click “Continue”. Incoming Mail Server shold be set as “” and Outgoing Mail Server should be set as “”. Click “Continue” once again and then “Create” to finish setting up your account. Your Army webmail should now be accessible from your Mac Mail application!

Can CAC Reader Be Used on Mac Computers?

Yes, the CAC Reader DOD Military USB-C Common Access Smart Card Reader is compatible with Mac OS. It is designed to work across multiple platforms including Windows, Mac OS and Linux. This makes the card reader an ideal choice for those needing a convenient way to access their military ID cards. With its mini foldable design and portable Type C connection, you can easily connect it to any Mac computer or laptop for secure access to your information.

Accessing Military Email on a Computer

To access your military email on your computer, you will need to open a web browser (such as Microsoft Edge or Chrome; Firefox may be used if configured with ActivClient) and go to Army 365 Webmail. Then, enter your email address and select SIGN IN WITH CAC/PIV. When prompted, select the AUTHENTICATION certificate to proceed. Once you have signed in successfully, you will be able to access your military email account.

Has the Army’s Webmail Service Been Discontinued?

No, Army webmail is not gone. The Department of Defense (DOD) has announced that the DEE’s old emails will be decommissioned on March 31, but it is confident that long-term access to official email will be in place beore this date. The DOD is currently working to ensure that all users have a smooth transition to new webmail services by this deadline.

Allowing Military Sites on Google Chrome

To alow military sites on Google Chrome, you will need to adjust your browser settings.

First, open Chrome and click the ‘More’ button (the three vertical dots) in the upper rigt corner of the window. Then select ‘Settings’. On the left side of the page, scroll down to ‘Privacy and security’ and click ‘Site Settings’.

Next, scroll down to ‘Permissions’ and click it. Under ‘Permissions’, locate ‘Military Sites’ and make sure that it is set to ‘Allow’.

Finally, close out of settings by hitting the back arrow in the upper left corner of the page. Your browser shold now be allowing military sites on Chrome.

Getting CAC Reader to Work on a Computer

Getting your CAC reader to work on your computer is a relatively easy process. First, you’ll need to purchase a compatible CAC (Common Access Card) reader device. Most readers are compatible with both Windows and Mac computers. Once you have the reader, you can connect it to your computer via USB or another connection type, depending on the model of the card reader.

Next, you’ll need to install any necessary middleware on your computer in order for the CAC reader to be recognized by your operating system. This may require downloading software from the manufacturer’s website or from a government-sponsored website.

Finally, you’ll need to install DoD (Department of Defense) root certificates with InstallRoot in order for the CAC card reader and your computer to communicate properly. This will ensure that the certificates available on the card are made available to both your operating system and any web browsers that you use.

Once all of these steps have been completed, your CAC card reader should be ready for use!


In conclusion, military sites provide a wealth of resources for those who serve or have served in the armed forces. From accessing important documents and information to downloading software, such sites are essential for the successful management of military operations. Additionally, they often provide a forum through which members can engage each other and learn more about their duty, rights and obligations. Finally, most military sites offer assistance with integrating CAC readers and setting up secure communications through email and other online services. It is important to keep in mind that security measures must be taken when visiting tese sites in order to ensure that sensitive information is kept safe from malicious activity.

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