Hosts in the "ucsb.edu" domain can acquire SSL certificates.
The following SSL certificate types are available for ucsb.edu domains through our enterprise agreement with InCommon: Standard, Wildcard, and Subject Alternative Name (SAN or multi-domain). Certificate use is free to departments.
The following SSL certificate types are available for ucsb.edu domains through our Enterprise agreement with InCommon: Standard, Wildcard, and Subject Alternative Name (SAN, or multi-domain). Certificates are valid for 1 year. There is no charge to departments for use of these certificates.
The following steps apply to new and renewal certificates:
- Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR). For instructions, select your server type on the Comodo Knowledgebase CSR Generation page.
- Note that the "Organization Name" must be "University of California, Santa Barbara" (note the comma after "California"), and the "Common Name" must end with "ucsb.edu".
- Use a 2048-bit or larger key when generating the CSR. Anything shorter will be rejected. Those requesting a certificate renewal using an existing CSR should verify the key length is at least 2048 bits.
- Complete the SSL Certificate Request Form.
- The Department Head will receive an Approval Request via email. For more information on what the request contains, see this page.
- After Department Head approves the request, the certificate will be processed and sent to the Technical Contact email address.
This process is only applicable to certificates for hosts with a name ending in "ucsb.edu." No other domains are approved for this process. Please read all of the above information before you submit a Certificate Signing Request (CSR).
Departments/organizational units may request the independent management of SSL certificates within the Department's associated subdomain(s). More information is available on the SSL Certificates - Subdomain Delegation page.
Service Level Agreements (SLAs)