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Oklahoma State University

Security Certificates

About

Individuals or departments setting up a server on campus will need a security certificate. Security certificates are small encrypted software files that confirms the validity of the website. Certificate companies issue security certificates.

Details

OSU uses two types of security certificates - SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and InCommon. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates encrypt sensitive information to protect it and provide authentication.

InCommon, a federated organization of higher education institutions, issue another type of certificate in which an authenticated user from one InCommon institution to be recognized and trusted by other InCommon institutions.

Availability

Faculty
Staff
Students

Getting Started

Contact the OSU-IT Helpdesk at 405-744-HELP (4357) or send email to helpdesk@okstate.edu to request a security certificate.