UW Digital ID (Personal Certificate) - Requesting a Digital Certificate

This document outlines the process of requesting and retrieving a digital certificate for the purposes of digitally signing and / or encrypting emails and documents.

Multiple Email Addresses

If you have multiple email addresses (e.g. bucky.badger@wisc.edu and bucky.badger@doit.wisc.edu) that you would like on your certificate, please fill out a request with your primary address and contact UW Digital ID Administration at uwdigitalid@doit.wisc.edu with your secondary email addresses.

  1. Navigate to https://certs.uwdigitalid.wisconsin.edu/. If prompted to, please select your campus and log in with your specific institution's credentials.

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  2. If you are not already on the "Request Certificate" page, click the "Request Certificate" header. Confirm that the information pre-filled is correct and make any necessary corrections. Click "Request Digital Certificate" to submit the form.

    Valid E-Mail Addresses

    Only addresses ending in a UW System *.edu (e.g. wisc.edu, uwec.edu) domain and some *.org addresses will be accepted. If you are unable to set your desired address, please contact UW Digital ID Administration at uwdigitalid@doit.wisc.edu with the address you would like to request.

    Requesting a Personal vs. Role Certificate

    Personal Certificate

    Personal certificates are certificates that are associated with personal email accounts / individuals. These require some form of identity proofing to show that you are the true requester of a digital certificate.


    Role Certificate

    Role certificates are certificates that can only be associated with role or service accounts (i.e. email addresses for a service than an individual). While these do not require credentialing, they can only be requested for role / service accounts. Please contact your local help desk if you are unsure if an email address is associated with a role / service account.

    If you are requesting a role certificate, you must enter the role account email address in the form. The first and last name should be set to the service name (e.g. First Name: UW Digital ID, Last Name: Administration).

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  3. Check your email for to verify your email address. Click the link in the email or copy and paste the link into your browser.

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  4. Click "Confirm" to verify your email address.

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  5. Once you see this screen, you have successfully placed a request for a digital certificate. Follow the instructions on the screen to continue your request.

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Keywords:UW Digital ID Request Requesting personal digital certificate pki retrieve download   Doc ID:17383
Owner:Charles C.Group:UW Digital ID
Created:2011-03-21 18:00 CSTUpdated:2017-08-10 08:20 CST
Sites:Access Management Services, DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, UW Digital ID
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