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Tel. +49 721 608-8000
Fax +49 721 608-945678
E-Mail: caIou0∂kit edu

KIT Certification Authority

Please note because of the current situation with COVID-19, the KIT-CA service is currently very restricted.
We are working on adapting a large part of the processes accordingly, more information will be available on Tuesday March the 24th.

General information on dealing with the coronavirus at KIT can be found on the KIT homepage.

The KIT-CA is the Certicication Authority that issues X.509 certificates for KIT members and resources.  These X.509 certificates can be used for S/MIME e-mail signing and encryption as well as to secure web services using TLS.  KIT-CA services are available free of charge to all KIT members.

The KIT-CA is operated as an online CA by the DFN-PCA (German Research Network).



Certificates - what for?

Why should I  apply for a certificate - what can I use it for?

Personal and group certificates

 These are available for free for any members of the KIT (if you have an email-adress ending with kit.edu). Only compatible with email-clients (not webmail or portable terminal).

Server certificates

Available for everyone with a valid personal certificate.