Verify STEPP Access

Before you can access STEPP with a CAC or PIV, you must first have a username/password account with STEPP.

Verify that you have a STEPP account with a username and password.
Not sure whether you already have a STEPP account or forgot your username or password? Call 888-282-7682.

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Create a STEPP account with a username and password.

When you have your STEPP username and password, proceed to step 2.

Create NCAISS Account

  1. Navigate to the NCAISS Portal page: https://sso.dss.mil.
  2. Accept the DSS Portal Disclaimer when prompted.
  3. Select the "Register for an account" button in the Self Enrollment section.
  4. Complete the NCAISS Account Request form. After submitting the form, NCAISS will send an email with your NCAISS Acount ID.

When you receive your NCAISS Account ID, proceed to step 3.

Register CAC/PIV with NCAISS

  1. Navigate to the NCAISS Portal page: https://sso.dss.mil.
  2. Accept the Portal Disclaimer when and if prompted.
  3. Select the "Register Certificate" button in the Register CAC/ECA Section.
  4. Enter your NCAISS Account ID (from email) and Password. Click Submit.
  5. Select the appropriate identity certificate when prompted (do not use your email certificate), enter your PIN, and select OK.

A confirmation message will display informing you that your certificate was successfully registered. Proceed to step 4.

Link NCAISS Account to STEPP

  1. Navigate to the NCAISS Portal page: https://sso.dss.mil.
  2. Accept the Portal Disclaimer when and if prompted.
  3. Select the "CAC/ECA Login" button in the Login to DSS Portal Section.
  4. Choose the correct certificate and click OK. You will be logged into the NCAISS Portal with your CAC.
  5. In the STEPP Quick Links section, select the link to "Register an Existing STEPP Account".
  6. Enter your STEPP username and password and select the finish button. Upon clicking the finish button, a page confirmation message will display.
  7. Select the "I agree, proceed to STEPP" link at the bottom of the page.

You are now ready to log in with your CAC or PIV!