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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). If you are using your own web server, see how to generate the CSR. If you are using CIT's, 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 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

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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