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SSL Certificates

There are 15 types (profiles) of SSL certificates available from the eduPKI CA specifically for GÉANT's Multi-Domain Network Services:
      

A Certificate of the "Server and Client" profile series is a combined SSL-Server and SSL-client certificate. With this profile it is feasible to:

  • Authenticate an SSL-server to a client (e.g. a web-browser)
  • Provide an encrypted SSL/TLS connection between SSL-Server and SSL-Client.
  • Authenticate a client machine to an SSL-server (i.e. SSL client authentication)

   

 Certificate Profile Description
GNs Multi-Domain Network Services Server and Client autoBAHN Combined server and machine client certificate for autoBAHN
GNs Multi-Domain Network Services Server and Client cNIS Combined server and machine client certificate for cNIS
GNs Multi-Domain Network Services Server and Client I-SHARe Combined server and machine client certificate for I-SHARe
GNs Multi-Domain Network Services Server and Client perfSONAR Combined server and machine client certificate for perfSONAR
GNs Multi-Domain Network Services Server and Client General purpose combined server and client certificate for all of GÉANT's multi-domain network services


Server and Client Certificate Profile Series

Note: A certificate of type "Server and Client" is most useful for a service that acts as a server for other clients as well as connects as a client to other services. A typical example for such a service is a Mail Transport Agent (MTA, mail server) which acts as a server when receiving emails from other MTAs or from its local email clients as well as a client when it is delivering/forwarding queued emails to their recipients' remote MTAs.
   
    

A Certificate of the "Client" profile series is an SSL-client certificate, which can only serve the purpose to authenticate a client machine to an SSL-server (i.e. SSL client authentication):

 

Certificate Profile Description
GNs Multi-Domain Network Services Client autoBAHN Machine client certificate for autoBAHN
GNs Multi-Domain Network Services Client cNIS Machine client certificate for cNIS
GNs Multi-Domain Network Services Client I-SHARe Machine client certificate for I-SHARe
GNs Multi-Domain Network Services Client perfSONAR Machine client certificate for perfSONAR
GNs Multi-Domain Network Services Client General purpose client certificate for all of GÉANT's multi-domain network services

 Client Certificate Profile Series
   
     

A Certificate of the "Server" profile series is an SSL-server, which can serve the purpose of:

  • Authenticating an SSL-server to a client (e.g. a web-browser) and
  • To provide for an encrypted SSL/TLS connection between SSL-server and a client

     

Certificate Profile Description
GNs Multi-Domain Network Services Server autoBAHN Server certificate for autoBAHN
GNs Multi-Domain Network Services Server cNIS Server certificate for cNIS
GNs Multi-Domain Network Services Server I-SHARe Server certificate for I-SHARe
GNs Multi-Domain Network Services Server perfSONAR Server certificate for perfSONAR
GNs Multi-Domain Network Services Serve General purpose server certificate for all of GÉANT's multi-domain network services
 
Server Certificate Profile Series