The Department of Defense (DoD) Self-Service Access Center (DS Access) provides a means for a sponsor (family member with an affiliation to the Department of Defense) to request a DoD Self-Service Logon (DS Logon) for their own use and for those family members who are eligible to receive one. An individual can also use this site to manage their own DoD Self-Service Logon. Veterans who regualrly interact with the VA should also be known to the DS Access system. Such Veterans can also apply for a DS Logon credential.
An individual with an affiliation to DoD can logon to DoD Self-Service Access Center by using their Common Access Card, DFAS Pin, or DS Logon (if one has previously been created). Sponsors can only request DS Logon credentials if they log on with CAC or DFAS. Individuals can only maintain their own DS Logon information. Veterans with no affiliation to DoD (not retired or receiving treatment at a DoD facility) can apply for an assurance level 1 credential by following this link.
For more information regarding what a DoD Self-Service Logon is and how to obtain one, refer to the DoD's Frequently Asked Questions page.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) are more tightly integrating their electronic systems. To this end, the VA Authentication Federation Infrastructure (VAAFI) is now accepting the DS Logon credentials for eBenefits and ROES, and for My HealtheVet in the near future.
DS Logon is a username/password credential issued by DS Access for accessing DoD and VA applications.