Get Started with Platform One and Mattermost

Get Started with P1 and Mattermost


Our communication platform.

MatterMost has become the gateway to bringing the Air Force into the 21st century. Communication is no longer an issue within your unit. MatterMost combines security and usability in order to get the job done. You can use your common access card or just a regular username/password/2way authenticator to access this tool. Keep your members informed, involved, and innovative with this application. Join us on our continuing journey of digital transformation.

To begin, click the "Create P1 Account" button and the video above will step you through creating a new account


Read through our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Single Sign On Ecosystem

Platform One Ecosystem

Here at Tron, we partner with the Air Force’s Platform One (P1) organization as the foundation our apps are built on. Having mission apps with mobile access is possible because they live and operate within the P1’s architecture and security. The key to accessing Mattermost, or any other mission app on P1, is the Single Sign On (SSO). This allows you to work on any device with internet, using a single password. All of this is available to anyone with a .mil email and CAC card.

Still have Questions?

Every Tuesday, the TRON team hosts a live AMA to answer any questions, announce new releases, and provide live training for Puckboard.


Resources for creating a PlatformOne account and gaining access to Mattermost and other mission apps.

Command Post Resources

From CP troops, For CP troops. Best practices compiled from several MAF bases using mattermost for more than a year already.

MatterMost User Tips

An illustrated guide with tips, tricks, and best practices for using Mattermost like a pro.


The AMC & 618th AOC implementation CONEMP of Mattermost use for C2

Mattermost / Puckboard Integration

Streamline operations. Instantly communicate with your crew.

The Mattermost / Puckboard integration was built by Airmen coders and is slated to be released very shortly! Soon you will be able to create Mattermost channels with your crew with the touch of a button, allowing you to communicate directly with the SARM and aircrew.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Mattermost is an open-source collaborative messaging software that is hosted within the DoD’s own cyber infrastructure.

Mattermost is accessible on any device connected to the internet, both government devices on the military network as well as personal devices with any kind of civilian internet access around the globe. Mattermost is an IL-4 approved software that allows FOUO, PII, and mission information with the capability of 2-way file transfer.

Mattermost utilizes the DoD’s PlatformOne (P1) architecture to provide secure, approved delivery of IL-4 data to any device. The P1 structure allows a user to login to hosted web apps using Single Sign On (SSO) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) such as Google Authenticator. Each user is capable of using either 1) a username + password + MFA or 2) CAC card + pin to log into any P1 hosted software from any web browser and URL. Some applications like Mattermost (MM) even have approved iOS and Android native apps.

Mattermost lives completely within the P1 framework and complies with all federal and DoD security requirements. They operate under the PartyBus continuous ATO, and employ a cybersecurity method known as DevSecOps which bakes in security requirements at every step of the coding, testing, evaluation, and launch process. Mattermost currently operates at Impact Level 4 (IL-4) and each unit is responsible for ensuring their use case is capable of IL-4 dissemination.

Our team can help answer any security questions and provide expanded security & ATO paperwork if requested.

Platform One ATO

Mattermost is maintained by Platform one and receives funding from multiple large programs of record. There is no cost to individual units or wings to use Mattermost.

Use the same P1 login to access your unit's schedule anywhere with Puckboard

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