IPSCA certificates should work with all major browsers but we do not have a lot of experience with this vendor yet, so use at your own risk. These certificates are ideal for systems with limited use that you might currently be securing with a self-signed certificate.

To Request a Certificate from IPSCA

  1. Visit http://certs.ipsca.com
  2. Click on the option "$0 for 2 years .edu Domain".
  3. Generate a CSR on the server to be secured. Click on the help link on the IPSCA page for help generating a CSR from your server software.
  4. Fill out the form:
    1. Type of Certificate: Choose "Education (2 years $0)".
    2. Customer Contact Information:
      First Name: Network
      Last Name: Engineering
      email: hostmaster@oregonstate.edu
      Phone Number: 541-737-9187
      Fax Number: 541-713-3000
      Company: Oregon State University (* Required *)
      Address: Kerr B211
      Address: Oregon State University
      City: Corvallis
      State: Oregon
      Zip: 97331
      Country: United States
    3. Technical Contact Information: enter your name, email and phone.
    4. Server Type: Select your server software.
    5. Paste in your certificate signing request that you created above.
    6. Read the agreement and click Submit.
  5. After you submit your request, an email will be sent to Information Services for approval. Once we have approved the request, you will receive email from IPSCA.
  6. Follow the instructions from IPSCA to install your certificate.
  7. NOTE: you may need to install the root CA from IPSCA - otherwise, clients will complain about the certificate when they connect to your server. Please follow the directions in the message from IPSCA.