Apply for the User-Certificate

Last modified by Mingqi Han on 2023/07/27 08:38

ITO User-Certificates

This describes how to apply for the ITO and TUM certificate.

0. General Information on TUM Informatics and Mathematics Certificates

With a certificate you can visit certain websites or even send and read encrypted E-Mails. The certificate can also be used to digitally sign files.

For the installation the passphrase is needed, since the certificate is encrypted. After getting your passphrase, your certificate can be found on

1. Where do I request the user-certificate?

Employees, guests and  students of the faculties of CIT can request the certificate via

Note: If you are from another faculty, you can here find more information about applying for the TUM certificate. If the responsible office for your faculty is not on the page, please contact IT support by email to

2. How do I request for the user-certificate?

Log in with


Select the Certificate option on the left. 


In the next step, select Standard mode and click on Apply.


Then click Continue. Next you will see the passphrase of the certificate.


So there you have it Certificate applied for. You will receive an email shortly. Next, save the passphrase and click Continue again. 


When the certificate has been created, you will receive the following email.


Then you can download the certificate with the private key in the SSP.


You can find more information about certificates on our wiki page :

3. How long is the certificate valid and how do I renew it?

The certificate is valid for approximately one year from the expiry date of the old certificate. Before the validity expires, you will usually be notified by e-mail.

If the certificate expires, you can apply for a new certificate via the SSP Portal