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Various electronic certificates or signatures may be directly requested or recommended at CTU and its faculties and for some activities. Information and terms related to this issue are quite extensive and a little more to them on the pages dedicated to secure IT. Here we would like to familiarize you with the most commonly used certificates and signatures of information for what you can use them and how to obtain them.
Issuance and administration of these certificates is realized through the user portal
The certificate is stored in a secure device, the so-called HSM module, and is accessible only through the CTU server after the appropriate user authorization.
The certificate replaces the original certificates placed on the CTU card.
It is used in AEDO and it is possible to use it in MS Windows via virtual card reader.
Any user at CTU can apply for a certificate. This edition is provided by CESNET based on identity verification and is issued by TERENA eScience Personal CA 3. You can find more information about this certificate on CESNET, where you can also find instructions on how to apply. This certificate is used to secure e-mail and authenticate to access network services.
Obtained certificate must then be installed and set up for use in your email client.
The certificate takes the form of a data file
The certificate is required for communication with government agencies and signing documents under EU law. Authorized persons on behalf of OVM (public originator) are obliged to use only the level of qualified signature, which requires a certified HW encryption means for generating and storing the certificate. CTU has a framework agreement with the CA (certification authority) Postsignum and it is not possible to use certificates of other CAs to represent the university. By concluding the framework agreement, the CTU became the CA (registration authority) CA Postsignum and it is no longer possible to issue the certificate at Czechpoint branches.
Other personal certificates
In the course of various work activities, you may also encounter other personal certificates whose issuance and use are controlled by their issuer and are used to access and verify identity when using the services of their issuer. As one of the possible examples of such a certificate we can mention the Komerční banka certificate issued on the Komerční banka chip card and necessary for access to the Profibanka service.
Most often, each of us encounters using certificates on websites accessed via https.
The basic added value of pages accessible by https is that the communication between the page and the client is encrypted for the duration of the transmission, and that an independent certification authority has verified that the website is run by its registered author.
We are aware of the relative complexity of this issue and therefore if you read the information here on this site, you will feel that there should be some more or more accurate information I welcome your suggestion to the CTU Helpdesk. You must have a valid CTU username and password to use it.