Overview of UCSF's SSL Certificate Service

IT Security provides certificate services for members of the University of California, San Francisco community. This service provides commercial certificates verified to work with most major platforms and browsers including Firefox, IE, and Safari. 


Incommon (Comodo)

Vendor Website

Terms of License/Restrictions

Available to UCSF and affiliate


No Cost to UCSF Departments


2 years

Available Certificate Options

  • SSL: Single domain certificate*
  • Multi-Domain: Secures up to 100 different domain names
  • Unified Communications Certificate (UCC): Secure multiple fully qualified domains on a single certificate. Specifically designed for use with Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Office Communications servers.
  • Wildcard: Secures the domain and unlimited sub-domains of that domain.

UCSF Registered Domains


  • (expired 01/19/2019)
  • (expired 5/19/2019)
  • (expired 3/14/2019)
  • (expired 9/12/2019)

Required Information for Requesting a Certificate

  • Name: contact name
  • Phone: contact phone number
  • Department: department name
  • Address: full mailing address of user/department
  • Email: contact email (e-mail address to receive notices regarding certificate)
  • Type of certificate: SSL, Multi-Domain, etc..
  • Web Server Software and/or Device: if known, please specify the system the certificate is for
  • Primary Function: please give a brief description of what the certificate will be used for (i.e. web server, file server, application authentication server, etc.)
  • Server IP: the IP/network address of the server
  • DNS: Domain Name System
  • Names: list any fully qualified domain names that need to be included in the certificate
  • Certificate Signing Request (CSR):
  •  Paste a copy of the Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

How to Request a Certificate

InCommon - How to Request a Certificate