Intended for: Users who may need to use a certificate to access a protected website, application, computer or other resources
This article helps you decide if you need a certificate, and whether you need a CILogon Basic CA certificate or an OSG certificate.
Most Fermilab users are eligible for an OSG certificate or a CILogon Basic CA certificates:
- To get a CILogon Basic CA certificate from Fermilab, you need to have a valid SERVICES account
- To get an OSG PKI certificate, you must be affiliated with an OSG Virtual Organization (VO).
Fermilab recommends that staff use CILogon Basic CA certificates for the various functions requiring certificates.
Functions requiring user to have a CILogon Basic CA certificate or an OSG PKI certificate
|CILogon Basic CA certificate uses||OSG PKI certificate uses|
|Web Access: Accessing some Fermilab restricted websites and web services (e.g. various instances of DocDB, some computer security pages)||Web Access: Accessing various restricted websites and web services|
|Email: NOT usable for digitally signing email||Digitally signing email|
Grid: Accessing grid resouces
Grid: Accessing grid resources (e.g. for FermiGrid or OSG)
|Web authors: implementing SSL (and optionally certificate authentication) on your website||Web authors: implementing SSL (and optionally certificate authentication) on your website|