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SSL Certificate Service
Overview of Server Certificates
UW-Madison is a participant in the InCommon Certificate Service, which entitles campus staff to unlimited server (SSL) certificates at no cost to them.
In addition, DoIT offers personal digital certificates (UW Digital IDs) for signing and encrypting email, as well as certificate authentication. To learn more about personal digital certificates, visit UW Digital ID (Personal Certificate) - Product Overview.
Please note, the default is to issue certificates for only those servers under the wisc.edu, wisconsin.edu, and uwsa.edu domain names. We can go through the DCV (Domain Control Validation) process to issue certificates for other domains if UW Madison is the administrative manager for that domain. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss. Alternatively, certificates can be purchased directly from Comodo, another commercial certificate authority, or for auto-renewing certificates for free with a service like LetsEncrypt or the AWS Certificate Manager, for example.