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How to Create a State of Illinois Entrust PKI Account

 

This document consists of a single workflow to create a State of Illinois Entrust PKI account.

Prerequisites: You must have your State of Illinois driver’s license or state ID readily available.

About this workflow: The example screen shots used here were created in May, 2010, for a resident of Illinois using Windows Vista and Internet Explorer. You may desire to review the entire workflow before beginning. The estimated time of this workflow is 30 minutes.

 

The workflow starts here:

 

Start by going to the State of Illinois website at http://www.illinois.gov/pki.

 

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Figure 1, Illinois PKI Web Site

Click Get a Digital ID as in Figure 1, Illinois PKI Web Site.

 

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Figure 2, Illinois Agreement, Part 1

Read the first part of the State of Illinois agreement as in Figure 2, Illinois Agreement, Part 1.

 

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Figure 3, Illinois Agreement, Part 2

Read the remainder of the State of Illinois agreement as in Figure 3, Illinois Agreement, Part 2. If you are an Illinois resident, click Illinois Accept.

 

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 Figure 4, Illinois Form, Part 1

Enter the requested information exactly as it appears on your driver’s license or state ID as in Figure 4, Illinois Form, Part 1.

 

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Figure 5, Illinois Form, Part 2

Continue to enter your information into the form as in Figure 5, Illinois Form, Part 2. You may want to select Do not pass my name and address to other State applications. Click Submit.

 

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Figure 6, Illinois Error Message

If you do not enter your information exactly as it appears on your driver’s license or state ID, then you will get an error message as in Figure 6, Illinois Error Message.

 

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Figure 7, Create Illinois Passphrase

Once your information is accepted, then you will be asked to create a new password for your account. Although the word password is used here, enter a passphrase, which is as long as a sentence and can contain spaces. Here is an example passphrase: The orange moon jumped over a cow. (Create your own passphrase and do not use this one.) Click Create Profile as in Figure 7, Create Illinois Passphrase.

 

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Figure 8, Illinois Success

When you successfully create your account, then you will see a notice as in Figure 8, Illinois Success.

 

If you made it here, then you now have a State of Illinois Entrust PKI account.

 

Go up to Creating an Entrust Account & Using the EESP Client.

--(This document created by Chet Langin, 7/7/2010.)

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