D*ChoC is a flexible Software as a Service application hosted on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
  • There are two main interfaces, online and programmatic.
  • There is a bulk data load tool for CSV files.
  • There is also a resources and support site reachable via the "Learn" menu option.
Online Application:
  • The D*ChoC interactive application is used to define the Digital Chain of Custody, then enter (or bulk upload), manage and query data.
  • Most users will only interact with the D*ChoC application via their standard web browser.
  • You can access the application via the button below.
The items being tracked by D*ChoC will generally be created and updated by other applications, such as Microsoft Office or enterprise systems:
  • Application engineers can interface other applications with D*ChoC via a special Application Programming Interface (API).
  • The REST API supplies all of the interfaces needed to define data types and update the ChoC.
  • It also supports powerful queries that can be used to extend other applications.
  • Developers should visit the Objectivity Developer Network website for more details.
Bulk Data Loader:
Keying in millions of existing data items manually would take far too long, so there is a Bulk Data Loader that can be used by the software engineers setting up a new Digital Chain of Custody or by users who can obtain the data in the appropriate format (CSV) then upload it via the web browser interface.
Please keep these notes handy after you have logged into D*ChoC On the Azure Market Place. When configuring the D*ChoC VM: 1. On the “Basics” tab
a. On “Public inbound ports”, select “Allow selected ports”
b. In “Select inbound ports”, select:
  i.      SSH (port 22)
                          ii.      RDP (port 3389)
2. On the “Networking” tab
a. On “Network security group” select “Advanced”.
b. On “Configure network security group” click “Create new” link.
c. On “Create network security group” panel:
  i.  Cclick on “+ Add an inbound rule”
                          ii.      On “Add inbound security rule” panel, set “Destination port ranges” to “8080, 443”.
- Set “Name” to “Ports_DSC”.
- Click “Add” at the bottom.
                          iii.      Click “OK” at the bottom.
  Click “Review + create” at the bottom

Goto the D*ChoC login page

Learn how to setup a basic D*ChoC site.

Details of the steps involved