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InCommon certificates have a maximum lifetime of two years starting 2018-03-01. This change affects all publicly trusted CAs. See CAB Ballot 193 for more information. The UWCA is not a publicly trusted CA and continues to issue three year certificates.

 

 

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InCommon CA

Recommended for:

  • Server certificates for website SSL

Features:

  • InCommon CA is rooted in a commercial CA certificate trusted by browsers and OSes.
  • Accepts certificate requests via the UW Certificate Services website.
  • Supports server certificates for UW websites and other services.
  • Supports unlimited server certificates for all UW-owned domains approved by InCommon.
  • Wildcard certificates available to registered owners of approved domains.
  • Certificates issued at no additional cost to UW departments; part of the basic services bundle.
  • End users don't need to install any additional root certificates.
  • Server admins must install the InCommon CA intermediate certificate.
  • Trusted by the UW pubcookie keyserver for keyclient authentication.
  • Not trusted by some UW Web Services for client authentication.

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UW Services CA

Recommended for:

  • Client certificates for interaction with UW Web Services

Features:

  • Accepts certificate requests via the UW Certificate Services website.
  • Supports server certificates for UW websites and other services.
  • Supports client certificates for UW applications for TLS client authentication.
  • Not trusted by default by browsers and operating systems.
  • End users must install the UW Services CA root certificate.
  • Trusted by the UW pubcookie keyserver for keyclient authentication.
  • Trusted by most UW Web Services for client authentication.

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