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Grid Host certificates

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

Who can request a Grid Host 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 Host 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.

A user will be able to request certificates ONLY for hosts registered in LanDB (https://network.cern.ch) where he is defined as Responsible or Main user. If the Host's declared Responsible or Main User is a mailing list, the user must be member of this mailing list.

How to request a new host certificate

Created: 10/12/2015
Last reviewed: 11/2/2015
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