SSL Certificates

Audience: Faculty, Staff

Overview 

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. 

Features 

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 uic.edu domain. Certificates are available with 1 or 3 year renewal option.

Requirements 

  • 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

Applicability 

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

Cost 

There is no charge for this service.

Support 

Email certmgr@uic.edu

 

Further Information 

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