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Grid Certificates

Grid certificates can only be used in the special context of Grid Computing. If a certificate is needed for electronic signature or to receive encrypted email at FZJ, please apply for a Global certificate!

Grid certificates can be applied for: 

  • FZJ employees with valid FZJ mail address v.name@fz-juelich.de
  • Servers in JuNet


Apply for a user certificate


The web interface provided by DFN supports the user

  • generating a key pair
  • at the completion of a certificate application form, which must be printed out, supplemented, signed and presented together with the identity card / passport to Teilnehmerservice at JSC (Dispatch, 5642). Employees in field offices can also carry out this authentication step on site (contact at PTJ Berlin: +49 30 20199-460, contact at PTJ Rostock: +49 381 20356-299, contact JCNS in Jülich: +49 2461 61 2498, contact in Erlangen: +49 9131 85-20843, contact in Münster: +49 251 83-30008).


Apply for a server certificate

In this case, the key pair and a so-called "Certificate Signing Request" (CSR) must first be generated (for this, see the Information Server Certificates).
Subsequently, again the web interface is used to complete the application form, which must be printed out, supplemented, signed and sent to the JSC (Dispatch, 5642).


Installing the certificate

If all prerequisites are met, JSC Teilnehmerservice will initiate the generation of the certificate. The applicant will be informed by email about the completion of this process. By means of a link in this mail, the certificate can then be imported into the browser with which the key pair was created.

With the browser, the new certificate together with the private key should now be saved in a container file (PKCS#12-Format). This file is important as a backup to prevent loss of the private key. It can also be used to import the certificate and private key into other applications.


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