Secure servers with TLS
If you are responsible for operating a server in the area supplied by the Certification Authority (CA) of the University of Münster, then you may request a server certificate and so allow the users of your server to establish secure connections to the server.
You are considered responsible if you are allowed to edit the entry for this server in the central computer database of the University of Münster.
There are different methods for creating a key pair and for submitting the certification request to the CA:
Via ACME as described below.
If your server can retrieve certificates automatically via ACME, please use this way, because the regularly necessary update of the certificate can then take place fully automatically.
And even if your server software does not support ACME, ACME can and should be used to simplify the regular updating of the certificate.
With the IT portal (login with personal digital ID required).
If your server cannot automatically retrieve certificates via ACME and if there is no other option for partial automation with ACME, you can alternatively obtain individual server certificates in this way. (This way certainly does not require detailed instructions.)
The best way to use the issued certificate is shown below using the popular web server Apache as an example.