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Purchasing a Certificate

To complete a certificate request form, you will need to collect some information.

Information Required to Purchase Certificate Signing

  • The name of a responsible party (not a role or alias) who can answer questions about this request. If there are urgent problems this person will be called at the phone numberalso requested.
  • The phone number of the responsible party.
  • The email address of the responsible party (or alias) as name@buffalo.edu. Please don't provide sub-domain addresses (e.g. name@acsu.buffalo.edu). The signed certificate will be mailed to this address. This mailing will have the certificate in-line and attached.
  • If the above address or alias expands to a single person please provide an alternate contact who will be able to assist with the renewal process. The ideal alternate contact would be a department chair or equivalent.
  • The certificate signing request (CSR) as generated by your web server or associated software (e.g. openssl)
  • The host name.
  • For Verisign certificates, the number of concurrently active nodes if this host is a cluster or otherwise not a single computer (this does not include mutiple cpus running a single kernel)
  • Supported Server Type
  • An account number and billing address

Certificate Length

Verisign Secure Certificates

May be purchased for 1, 2 or 3 years per node

Comodo Secure Certificates

Certificate Type Certificate Length

Single Comodo (Instant SSL)

1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 years
PremiumSSL Legacy 1, 2 or 3 years
PremiumSSL Legacy Wildcard 1, 2 or 3 years

Multi-domain SSL Certificate License

(minmum purchase 3, single node only)

1 year, 3 domains per each domain or

1 year, 4 to 2005 domains per each domain

Wildcard Domains (Comodo Premium SSL Wildcard) 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 years
Unified Communications Certificate for Exchange 2007 Server and Office Communications Server 2007
per year per servers, includes 3 domains or domains over 3

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