Request for a server certificate

If you are the responsible administrator of a server in the area supplied by the WWUCA, then you may request a server certificate and so allow the users of your server to establish secure connections to the server.

A responsible administrator is a person who is allowed to edit the entry for this server in the central computer database of the university of Münster or in the responsible NIC database.

There are different methods for creating a key pair and for submitting the certification request to the WWUCA:

  1. Via ACME as described here. 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.

  2. With the WWU IT portal (login with personal digital ID required). If your server cannot automatically retrieve certificates via ACME, please use this way if in any way possible as this way your request can be processed fully automatically. (This way certainly does not require detailed instructions.)

  3. Via software API as described here. This way, too, your request can be processed fully automatically.

  4. The request can also be submitted by the participant service staff members themselves, as long as they are employees of the respective institution (WWU / arts academy). Please contact a participant service staff member from your institution by phone.

  5. With a certificate request file as described here. Please avoid this way if possible because your request will then have to be processed manually after personal handover.