Certificate Authority

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Note: Although still usable, this Certificate Authority application now has legacy status. The new UW Certificate Services application provides consolidated certificate request and management functions for both the UW Services CA and the InCommon CA. See the UW Certificate Services documentation for a comparison of CA features.

Working with a root certificate

Installing the root certificate

The CA's root certificate must be installed into any program that will be connecting to an application that authenticates itself with our (the UW CA) certificates.

Specific use depends on your application. PEM is convenient because you can copy and paste the text from your browser into an application or file. DER is not printable and therefore cannot be as easily copied. Many applications can, however, work more easily with the DER format.


Apache web servers

Programs unsing the OpenSSL library

MS Windows applications