SSL certificate for server

Organisational units at the University of Vienna can equip their servers with SSL certificates to establish an encrypted connection between the server and the user’s device.

An SSL certificate contains detailed information about the server to which you connected. It aims to guarantee that the owner of a website is in fact who s/he says s/he is.

The IT representatives are mainly responsible for ordering and managing the SSL certificates.

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Form Request a Certificate

Requirements

  • SSL certificates of the University of Vienna are free for users.
  • SSL certificates can only be issued to domains owned by the University of Vienna. If your domain is currently registered to another owner, you can transfer it to the University of Vienna.
  • It is not possible to issue SSL certificates to domains that are registered to individual employees or students of the University of Vienna.
  • SSL certificates of the University of Vienna must not be used for commercial purposes. In particular, securing financial transactions is not permitted.
  • You are not allowed to transfer SSL certificates to a third party.

Requesting an SSL certificate

The request for a SSL certificate has to be submitted directly to the partner organisation via the form Request a Certificate.

The request has to be made by an active employee with an e-mail address of the University of Vienna.

The ZID checks the request and approves it.

  • Requests for certificates for domains that do not end on univie.ac.at take longer to process. Therefore, make your request in due time.
  • Wildcard certificates (for example *.fantasyprogramme.univie.ac.at) can only be issued in case of special technical reasons. If necessary, choose a multi-domain certificate instead or add a comment to your request for a Wildcard certificate, specifying the technical reasons.

 Note

The ZID aims at approving certificates as fast as possible. However, we cannot guarantee a maximum processing time for domain requests.

Renewing an SSL certificate

SSL certificates are valid for a maximum of 2 years

It is not possible to extend an SSL certificate. You rather have to order a new one. If you use the original Certificate Signing Request (csr), you only have to renew the certificate, but not the Private Key on the server.