SSL Certificates

Audience: Faculty, Staff


A server certificate is needed to enable secure-socket layer (SSL) operation on a server (typically a web server) which verifies the server's identity to clients (typically web browsers). To avoid warning dialogs issued by web browsers, the certificate must be digitally signed by a trusted third party, a Certificate Authority (CA) such as Comodo, VeriSign, or Thawte, whose signatures are recognized by the browser. 


The ACCC has enrolled on behalf of the campus in the InCommon Cert Service, which uses Comodo certificates (also known as certs). Under this program, ACCC is authorized to approve certificate requests for servers in the domain. Certificates are available with 1 or 3 year renewal option.


  • UIC NetID and common password to order the certificate from the WebStore
  • Certificate Signing Request (CSR) that is created from a 2048-bit or larger key pair


The server for which the certificate is issued must be used within the domain. Certificates are usually processed in 2 business days.


There is no charge for this service.




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