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Certificate Signing for buffalo.edu

Signed certificates are commonly used in web applications to verify the name of the server being contacted.

UB offers certificates signed by Comodo and Symantec (Verisign). All certificates are signed by Comodo via InCommon, unless Symantec is specified in the request.

General Notes about Certificate Signing Requests

  • All certificate requests require a new Certificate Signing Request (CSR). Send email to support staff to ask about specific details.
  • Key lengths must be 2,048 bits or greater.
  • IIS version 5 or newer customers:
    If you have trouble generating a new request or a renewal request with a certificate, read the Microsoft Knowledge Base article (#295281). If the link doesn't work search the knowledge base for:
    How To Renew or Create New Certificate Signing Request While Another Certificate Is Currently Installed.

Consider the fee schedule when you choose a certificate vendor.

See the fees to purchase signing certificates.

9/29/16
Comodo signing services pricing varies by type and duration and prices are subject to change.
12/12/14
VeriSign SSL Certificates and Website Security Solutions are now from Symantec.
12/12/14
Choose from the supported server types when submitting your certificate request.
7/12/16
To complete a certificate request form, you will need to collect some information.

Contact the UBIT Help Center

Have a UBITName? You may also use the UBIT Help Center Online (login required).

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