First-time Login Instructions

Temporary password access

  • Navigate to USA Performance (USAP)
  • Enter your username
  • Enter the temporary password provided to you in the automated email
  • The system will prompt you to create a unique password
  • Once you log into USAP with your temporary password, you may try registering and logging in with your PIV card

Register your Smart (PIV) Card

  • Navigate to USAP
  • Click the “Log in with your Smart Card (Insert Card First)” icon
  • Certificates will become available to select
  • Select the authentication certificate. Only certificates ending in .8, .12 or .14 will be accepted. Do not select the “signature” certificate (ending in .7). To detect which certificate is correct, perform the following:
    • Click on one of the certificates
    • Click “Click here to view certificate properties”
    • Scroll down on the “General” tab and you’ll see a string of numbers. Use this to determine if you have the right certificate. 
  • Enter your PIN
  • Once your PIN has been accepted, you’ll be able to access USA Performance with your PIV for future logins (encouraged login method)

Smart Card login

  • Navigate to USAP
  • Click the “Log in with your Smart Card (Insert Card First)” icon
    USAP login screen
  • Select the authentication certificate
    USAP certificate
  • Enter your PIN
    usap enter pin
  • The welcome page will display
    USAP welcome screen
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