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Digital Certificates

Digital Certificates Overview

Digital certificates are offered to faculty and staff as a tool for signing and encrypting email and other important electronic documents. Because it offers the reliability of central management, you can be assured that certificates can be recovered and revoked in the event of loss or tampering. Two primary uses for certificates are to encrypt email and data files and to sign email. Future uses may include incorporation into certain business processes.

Digital certificates provide one measure in a suite of possible security solutions. Other options include Enterprise Whole Disk Encryption and central storage of data on a system that meets minimum security standards.

At this time, the service does not include certificates for a role; for example, you cannot get a certificate for the Manager of Infrastructure. The certificate would be issued to Joe Smith (who is the Manager of Infrastructure).

To obtain a digital certificate, please follow these instructions.

To obtain a SSL (server) certificate, please follow these instructions.

Last updated September 15, 2015 @ 1:55 pm

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