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DutchGrid and NIKHEF Grid Certification Authority
If you have no idea what to do from here, read the
guide to getting a certificate. Note that
for certification you must go in-person to a registration authority
near you, with identity papers, to have your identity vetted.
- From Erasmus, Nikhef, RU Groningen, SARA, Tilburg, TUDelft, TERENA, UvA, VU, WUR, UMC Utrecht, Maastricht, &c?
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Lost the passphrase for your key, or your entire key file? Revoke it
first at https://ca.dutchgrid.nl/revoke
, and use
to request a new one. You will need to
visit your registration authority again in person with your ID, and write
on the paper form what happened, e.g. "lost my passphrase, please revoke
Persons and systems from educational and research organisations in the
Netherlands are eligible for identity certificates from the DutchGrid CA.
Also research departments of commercial companies may apply, but for
their experimental and proof-of-concept activities only.
The Dutch Grid Certification Authorities (DutchGrid CA) provides X.509
certificates only for identification and authentication purposes related
to Grid activities.
Read more background and explanation for users ...
There are two CAs in operation at the moment
By requesting a certificate or by incorporating the DutchGrid/NIKHEF CA cert
into your authentication scheme, you accept to comply with the policy
associated with the use of the DutchGrid/NIKHEF CA. The DutchGrid/NIKHEF CA is
run on a best-effort basis only and declines any responsibility for damages,
including indirect or consequential damages, arising out of the use of the
DutchGrid and NIKHEF CA certificates.
- Regular (production) use: the Medium-Security X.509 CA
For research and educational institutes that use Grids as part of
inter-organizational projects: BiG Grid, EGI, EGI, PRACE-RI, wLCG,
etc. Apply for certificates from this Medium-Security CA in virtually all
cases, except for computer-science students.
- For tutorials in Northern Europe and the Benelux only: EGEE-NE Tutorial CA
- Only for Grid tutorials. If you need to go here, you will be instructed to do so by your tutor.
The DutchGrid Medium-Security CA is an
EUGridPMA Accredited Classic
Authority. Root anchors registered with the
TERENA Academic CA Repository.