Before you can request SSL server or S/MIME email certificates you must first have some certificate credits in your account. These come in the form of bundles ranging from 1 to 250 credits for server and 1 to 5,000 for S/MIME. Credits can be purchased online through the portal, using a credit card or Purchase Order. [If you wish to buy credits using a Purchase Order please just have the PO number available which you enter online at the point of purchase] Please note the "Pay by PO" button is inactivated until the purchase total is £250 or greater.
Instructions for how to use the new JCS portal (accessible from are available from these pages. The main areas are: Managing Authorised Users Purchasing Certificate Bundle Credits
To see a table on the Jisc Certificate Service group page, listing details of each of the available certificates, please follow this link
24 January 2017 at 2:06pm
The following certificates can be obtained through the Jisc Certificate Service's web app, found in the App Centre here: The service provides Extended Validation (EV) server certificates S/MIME end user for digitally signing emails for high, both of which offer users the highest possible assurance. Business/Organisation Validated (OV) and Wildcard (of OV type) certificates are also available. ----- All certificates issued are SHA-256. -----
QuoVadis Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificate Can now be requested directly through the JCS web app   ** Key features of the QuoVadis Extended Validation SSL certificate: **
17 April 2014 at 4:39pm
For all further information relating to the Certificate Service, please click here to visit the Library pages on this website
25 July 2016 at 10:24am
For all FAQs please click on the header link 'Charging FAQs' Jisc Certificate Service – charging update 24.04.2013 - 10 new points: 1. Why is the date for charging being moved?
8 February 2016 at 2:05pm
To apply for membership of the Jisc Certificate Service, please download, complete and sign the application form. It must be signed by someone with the appropriate level of authority to sign on behalf of your organisation. The completed form can be scanned and emailed (to, faxed (0300 300 2213) or posted back to Jisc, Lumen House, Library Avenue, Harwell Campus, Didcot, OX11 0SG
Step 1 In order to participate in the Jisc Certificate Service you will first need to create a community account at, and once registered, link your organisation to your Jisc Community account from the account 'Profile' page. Step 2 All other users which you want to be able to request certificates on behalf of your organisation will also need to register an account on the Jisc Community and link it to your organisation.
17 April 2014 at 4:39pm
This document is an example of the DCV email that Comodo will send out for any domains, located in the CSR, to be validated before the SSL certificate is issued. In some cases it may be necessary to provide your IT team with information that is found in the email from Comodo to ensure it does not get caught up in the email SPAM filter.
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