How do I get a SSL certificate?Share & Print
At C&IT, facilitating secure and convenient web-based communications for our customers is a priority. We will gladly supply signed wayne.edu SSL certificates for campus departments who need to secure departmental web services.
- Provide secure end-to-end confidentiality and integrity from your server to your clients.
- Secure any data communications with 128-bit, 256-bit or 2048-bit encryption.
- Showcase your web application in a professional manner.
- Alleviate customers from having to click through browser warnings.
- Achieve compliance with various regulatory requirements.
- Extended Validation (EV) option available for high-traffic public systems.
This service is exclusively offered by C&IT and is subject to the following limitations:
- The DNS name of the web service must end in wayne.edu.
- The requesting party must be a full time WSU staff member or a faculty member.
- The server receiving the certificate must be hosted within the WSU-owned 188.8.131.52/16 or 184.108.40.206/16 address space.
- The certificate may not be re-used on any server(s) outside of WSU's network or any system that is not explicitly authorized by C&IT.
- C&IT reserves the right to block network access to any system that violates the trust of our customers.
- C&IT reserves the right to revoke the certificate at any time.
- The certificate will be issued only to the requesting party.
- The requesting party may not share the certificate and/or keys with any other party.
- Any exception to this policy must be explicitly approved by C&IT's Security department.
- C&IT reserves the right to inspect and/or audit the server receiving the certificate.
How to get started
- Request a signed SSL certificate with the Tech Solutions form.
- Typical response times for SSL Certificate Delivery is within one business day.
- You must generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for each certificate that you wish to obtain. CSRs must be generated with 2048 bits.
See DigiCert's SSL Certificate CSR Creation page for a general guideline on how to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR): digicert.com/csr-creation.
NOTE: Contact the Information Security office at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions regarding the issuance of SSL certificates.