Request for a group certificate

As a person responsible for a clearly defined group of persons you may request a group certificate for this group. A typical application is an institute with an e-mail address.

This can be used particularly for electronic signing or encrypting e-mails with S/MIME.

Requesting a group certificate works the same way as requesting a personal certificate, with few differences:

  • The attribute “CN” (for Common Name) must not contain your personal name but the text “GRP:” and thereafter a unique and concise description of the group. For an institute with e-mailbox it looks like “GRP: Institut fuer Physikalische Theologie

  • The WWUCA has to check whether the requestor is really entitled to request a certificate for this group of persons. It may be requested from the requestor to present appropriate verifications. It is recommended to discuss beforehand with the WWUCA whether and which verifications are required.

If there is a nonpersonal ZIV account belonging to this group, the request can be submitted using the user portal MyZIV with this account.