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Grid User Certificates

A Grid User Certificate is a personal certificate that can be used for e-Science authentication.

Who can request a Grid User Certificate

Please note that the official Certificate Policy and Certificate Practice Statement documents for the CERN Grid Certification Authority are available at the address http://cern.ch/cafiles. This help page is only an informal excerpt from the official documents.

In order to request a Grid User Certificate a user must:

  • Be registered in CERN's central HR database with one of the following categories, for which physical presence at the appropriate registration service is required:
    • Members of Personnel (as defined in Administrative Circular 11). Status: STAFF, FELL, PDAS, PJAS, USAS, CASS, UPAS, USER, DOCT, TECH, ADMI, SUMM, CHIL, APPR, COAS, GPRO, VISC, TRNE.
    • Employees of a CERN contractor. Status: ENTC.
    • Participants to an experiment. Status: PART.
    • Honorary members. Status: EXTN with reason HONO.
  • Have a CERN computer account and register an email address.

User certificates are only issued for primary and secondary accounts; service accounts cannot request a user certificate (see the Account Management site help pages for the definition of the different account types).

If you do not match these requirements, you will have to request a Certificate to your Home Institute or go to http://www.eugridpma.org/members/worldmap/.

Created: 10/12/2015
Last reviewed: 10/29/2015
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