At IU, how do I obtain an SSL certificate for my web server?
All Indiana University web servers must operate in secure mode if they
display or accept sensitive data. Secure web servers are
addressed with the prefix
https, while web servers
operating in nonsecure mode use the prefix
order for a web server to operate in secure mode, the server's
administrator must obtain and install an SSL certificate
signed by a trusted certificate authority (CA).
The University Information Security Office has partnered with the InCommon Certificate Service to provide unlimited free SSL certificates to IU units on all IU campuses. Under the arrangement, all certificates are free to IU units, and can be used for all levels of service. With Comodo being the back-end vendor for the InCommon Certificate Service, the certificates work in all mainstream operating systems, web browsers, email clients, etc.
For more, see SSL Certificates via InCommon Certificate Service.
When you receive the SSL certificate, use your web server's configuration/administration interface to install the certificate and operate your server in secure mode.
To obtain an SSL certificate for a virtual host on Webserve, contact the IU Webmaster.
Last modified on February 19, 2013.