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OIT offers Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificates for the purposes of encrypting traffic to and from servers and securing software programs, emails and documents. Servers must be on official OHIO domain names which are owned by the University and managed by OIT such as This includes servers hosted locally on the network and cloud services which are assigned an official OHIO domain name.

Who can request

  • Faculty, staff and official student organizations sponsored by a faculty or staff member

How to request

Server Requirements

  • Servers must be on an official, University-owned domain name which is managed by OIT. If your server is not on a University-owned domain name, you must request a Custom Web Address.

  • Local servers must be connected to the University's main network and hosted on appropriate equipment: no residence hall room or guest network use, and no desktop or personal computers.

  • The server or service must be used for official University business only, and cannot process or store any data classified above “Low” according to University Policy 93.001. This includes financial transactions.

  • The certificate cannot be used on a server which replicates a core IT function.

  • The server or service being secured may be required to pass a security and accessibility review prior to issuing the certificate.

Additional resources

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  • Visit the Technology Help Center ( to get live support, view outages, and browse trainings.


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