Purebred is the derived credential issuance system for DoD providing certificates that allow users to access DoD PK-enabled sites from their mobile devices. The Purebred mobile apps enable users to securely obtain certificates for use on mobile platforms including Apple iOS, Android, Windows UWP, and YubiKey.
The certificates are called “derived credentials” because the user’s identity is verified electronically by demonstrating possession and usage of their CAC rather than via traditional identity proofing processes such as an in-person documents check. Before a device can obtain derived credentials from the Purebred system, a Purebred Agent must enroll the device with the Purebred system and obtain a DoD PKI-issued device certificate that is used to secure communications between the Purebred system and the device.
Purebred Agent is a trusted role within the PKI with mobile-device-targeted privileges similar to a Local Registration Authority (RA). Device administrators must be trained and nominated for the role as described in the Purebred Agent Nomination Directions.