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Secure / Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) is a standard for public key encryption and signing of MIME data

 

 

 

 

These instructions should work for all personnel who have an @army.mil email address using the Microsoft Edge web browser on Windows 10 or 11.  It will NOT work on Mac OS

 
Windows Installation Steps
PreStep 1: Obtain a CAC Reader
PreStep 2: CAC Reader driver
PreStep 3: DoD Certificates
 

 

STEP 1: Open Microsoft Edge

 

STEP 2: Copy this web address into your Microsoft Edge web browser:  https://microsoftedge.microsoft.com/addons/detail/microsoft-smime/gamjhjfeblghkihfjdpmbpajhlpmobbp

 

Once on the web page, click Get to add the Microsoft S/MIME control to Edge

 

STEP 3: Once installed copy this web address into your Microsoft Edge web browser:

https://ow2.res.office365.com/owasmime/20.19.701.1/OwaSmimeEdgeExtension.appxbundle

This will download the OwaSmimeEdgeExtension.appxbundle file to your computer, Select Install to install it on your computer

 

 

PreSTEP 4:  We will now work in the Registry on your computer.  Anytime you make changes to the Registry it is a recommended you back it up first

 

Automated process:  Download this file, then run it from the downloaded file. 

 

Manual Process:  Follow STEP 4 through 4g below

 

STEP 4:  Click the magnifying glass icon on the left side of your task bar, type:  registry editor     

 

NOTE:  You may be prompted if you want to permit this app to make changes to your device.  Select Yes

 

STEP 4a: Now navigate to the following location:  HKEY Local Machine -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> AppModelUnlock   (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModelUnlock)

 

STEP 4b: Right click on AppModelUnlock folder and select New -> DWORD (32-Bit) Value

 

 

STEP 4c: Name the new DWORD (32-bit) Value:  AllowAllTrustedApps, click Enter 

NOTE:  If this key already exists, move to the next step

 

 

 

STEP 4d: Right click this new Registry key and select Modify and change the value to 1

 

 

STEP 4e: Right click on AppModelUnlock folder and select New -> DWORD (32-Bit) Value

 

 

STEP 4f: Name the new DWORD (32-bit) Value:  AllowDevelopmentWithoutDevLicense, click Enter 

NOTE:  If this key already exists, move to the next step

 

STEP 4g: Right click this new Registry key and select Modify and verify the value is 0

 

 

STEP 5: Restart your computer, then return to this page.  May be a good idea to bookmark it / add to your favorites now.

 

 

STEP 6:  Open Microsoft Edge and a new icon should show up in the browser bar that looks like the Outlook icon

 

 

STEP 7:  Click the new icon, select:  Extension Options

 

 

 

Step 8:  Check the box titled:  Other work or school website domains

 

STEP 8a:  Remove the check from Microsoft websites. Example Office.com or Outlook.com

 

Step 9:  Type  webmail.apps.mil and press the Save button

 

 

STEP 10:  Restart your computer now

 

STEP 11:  S/MIME for Encrypted emails should now work when using Microsoft Edge web browser.

 

NOTE:  I have found out that this works when sending encrypted emails from webmail to webmail.  If you are unable to open the email, it may have been sent to you from Outlook (which appears to use a different encryption type).

 

NOTE2: If you don't see your CAC PIN entry box, it can sometimes open up behind your active window.

 

 

 

 

If you have questions or suggestions for this site, contact Michael J. Danberry

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