SSL Certificates

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If you are involved with running a website or web server, you may want to use HTTPS to provide secure, encrypted communications between your website and its users.  In order to perform this encryption, an SSL  (Secure Socket Layer) certificate must be obtained and installed on your web server.  The University provides certificates for all institutional sites ( and, as well as for research websites associated with the University.  We also coordinate renewal of these certificates on a 1-, 2-, or 3-year basis, depending on term chosen for the initial certificate.

How do I request this service?: 

In order to obtain an SSL certificate, you need to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) on your web server.  Once you have the CSR, please email it to along with the web service technology you are using (i.e. Apache, IIS 6.0, Cisco, etc) and we will be in touch with you to complete the process.

What is the cost for this service?: 

Certificates for and sites are available free of charge.  For research sites or non-University sites, we charge for SSL certificates on a cost-recovery basis.  (Approx. $107 per certificate per year).

When is this service available?: 

Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

How do I get help with this service?: 

Please contact the ITS Solutions Centre for assistance with this service (403-329-2490,, or Room TH218, Turcotte Hall).

Who can use this service?: 
Service Provider: 
Solutions Centre, Information Security
Service Category: 
Information Security