Request for a personal certificate
As a member of an institution supplied by the WWUCA you may request a personal certificate
This can be used for electronic signing and encrypting e-mails with S/MIME, but also to identify oneself to WWW applications, to computers, to other access control systems, and much more.
There are different methods for creating a key pair and for submitting the certification request to the WWUCA:
Please ensure that the key length is at least 2048 bits and that the name complies to the stringent requirements of the certification policies:
The attribute “C” (for Country) must contain the value “
The attribute “ST” (for State) must contain the value “
The attribute “L” (for Location) must contain the value “
The attribute “O” (for Organization) must contain exactly one of the following values:
Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster”
Kunstakademie Muenster - Hochschule fuer Bildende Kuenste”
The attribute “OU” (for Organizational Unit) may be omitted or must indicate the organizational unit. Do not use abbreviations unintelligible to third parties like “THK”, but correct names like “Klinik und Poliklinik fuer Thorax-, Herz- und Gefaesschirurgie”. Umlauts are to be written as ae/oe/ue/ss and only permitted punctuation marks are “
'()+,-./:=?”. Avoid abbreviations. In case of overlong names (more than 64 characters) clearly comprehensible abbreviations may be used.
The attribute “CN” (for Common Name) must contain your first and last name. People with multiple first names must write their calling name in full, the other first names may be written in full, abbreviated, or omitted. Titles (like “Dr.”) may be given only if contained in the identity documents. Here, too, the rules for umlauts, punctuation marks and length apply.
The attribute “emailAddress” must contain the preferred e-mail address. The part before the “@” must be written in correct case (addresses of the university and the academy of fine arts are always lowercase) and the part after the “@” must be written in lowercase only.
For example, a valid name would be:
O=Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster
OU=Zentrum fuer Informationsverarbeitung
CN=Dr. Raimund Vogl