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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 number also 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) or non-buffalo.edu addresses. The issuance email will be sent to this address. The email will contain multiple links for downloading the signed certificate and the InCommon and Comodo Intermediate Certificates and the Comodo Root Certificate.
  • 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). If you are using your own web server, see how to generate the CSR. If you are using a VPCIO server, please submit a ticket to get the information.
  • 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 one, two or three years per Distributed IT unit.

Comodo Secure Certificates

All InCommon managed Comodo Certificates are issued for one, two or three years. Choices include:

  • InCommon SSL
  • InCommon Wildcard SSL Certificate
  • InCommon Multi-Domain SSL
  • InCommon Unified Communications

Still need help?

Don't know your UBITName or password? Call 716-645-3542, visit one of our two walk-in locations, or send a message.

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