Request for a software developer certificate

If you want to use a certificate to electronically sign self-developed software (Microsoft Office macros, Java JARs), then you need a special code signing certificate. This is issued using a special certificate profile that cannot be selected in the WWU IT portal or on the request pages of the certification server.

  • For a code signing certificate please contact ca@uni-muenster.de by signed email. You will then receive an invitation by email, which you can use to order the desired digital ID directly on Sectigo's certification server.

Since the code signing certificate is not issued to an individual or group, but to the university or arts academy as a whole, only employees with financial responsibility may request code signing certificates.

Further notes

In contrast to digital IDs for emails, you should not save backup copies of the digital ID:

  • Even after a long time, digital IDs for emails are still needed to decrypt encrypted emails.

  • Digital IDs for code signing, however, can be replaced by new digital IDs at any time because they are not used for encryption.