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UW System sunsets Personal Digital Certificates (UW Digital ID) service for all system campuses and affiliates effective June 30, 2022

Posted: 2022-03-01 11:44:45   Expiration: 2022-09-30 11:44:45

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2022-03-01 11:44:45. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

As of June 30, 2022, UW Digital ID will be decommissioned because of low utilization across the state.

Several targeted communications will come out over the coming months as reminders of the decommission, along with notices placed on the Personal Digital Certificates (UW Digital ID) site, UW Digital ID Certificate Request, and corresponding KB articles.

Why is this happening?

The UW Digital ID Certificate service provides secure/multipurpose internet mail extensions (S/MIME)certificates for digital signing and encryption (Sectigo is the current vendor). Today, fewer than 400 active certificates are leveraged by individuals and role-based accounts throughout the UW System. 

What do I need to do?

If you are not currently using this product, no further action is needed at this time.

As of March 1, 2022, we will no longer fulfill new requests for individual Personal Digital Certificates (UW Digital ID). 

You will be affected if you are currently utilizing the Personal Digital Certificates (UW Digital ID). If you or your teams are a user(s) of the Digital ID service and require a continued service solution, please connect with your local department/divisional IT representative and purchasing agent for guidance.

Thank you, 

UW Digital ID Administration

Where can I go for more updates and information?

Updates and next steps are available on UW Digital ID (Personal Certificate) - Decommission updates and next steps.

-- DoIT Help Desk: Dana Gerber-Margie