Account Registration

Users should register accounts ONLY for themselves. Please do not register an account on another user's behalf.

    Note: Beginning 30 October 2018, all personnel issued CACs will automatically be provisioned in the EAMS-A enterprise directory.

    If you are new to the Army, please allow the auto-provisioning process to create your account.
  •  *SSN
    Enter your Social Security Number (SSN) with no hyphens or spaces. If you do not have an SSN because you are a Foreign Officer or Local National, select that option below.

    A Foreign Identification Number is used to verify a Foreign Officer or Local National. You may still apply for an AKO account without one, however, your AKO account will not be verified. An unverified account will need to be approved by your sponsor more frequently than a verified account.
    (locate your FIN)
  • Why do we need your SSN?
    • Why do we need your Social Security Number?
    We request your Social Security Number (SSN) and Date of Birth (DoB) during the registration process only to authenticate who you are. The information you provide is compared with your information in the AKO Enterprise Directory Database (EDD), and the information is used solely to verify that you are authorized to have an AKO account. This data is already in the EDD and the Secretary of the Army is authorized to use the data for verification purposes. Your SSN will be stored with your account when it is created, but it is not shared with any other agency or organization, it is not part of your user name, and it is used only as a discriminator during multiple identity instances.
    Privacy Act Statement
    • Authority: 10 U.S.C. Section 3013, Secretary of the Army; Army Regulation 25-1, Army Information Management; Army Regulation 380-19, Information Systems Security; E.O. 9397 (SSN).
    • Principal Purpose: This information will be used to verify the identity of eligible users of the Army Knowledge Online (AKO) system.
    • Routine Uses: None. The "Blanket Routine Uses" set forth at the beginning of the Army's Compilation of Systems of Record Notices also applies to this system.
    • Disclosure: Voluntary. However, failure to provide the requested information will result in denial of access to the AKO system.