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 Certificate 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 2 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
  • SSL Comodo Wildcard Certificate must be approved by ACCC’s CISPO
  • Revocations are not automatically performed when a certificate renewal is requested
  • All requests are to be made via


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

Expiration Warnings are sent out to the registered requestor on 35, 28, 21, 14, and 7 through 0 Days until the expiration.


There is no charge for this service.


Further Information 

ACCC Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Service Request Fulfillment Time

2 business days.

Incident Resolution Time

2 business days.

Service Availability 24x7
Maintenance Window(s) Approved ACCC maintenance window(s):
Service Notification Channel(s) ACCC News and Alerts:
REACH distribution email list.
Reviewed to Ensure SLA Meets Business Requirements

Provisional SLA - Currently under IT Governance review.

Date Reviewed

Provisional SLA - Currently under IT Governance review.