r7 - 02 Nov 2018 - 11:24:31 - LaurentDuflotYou are here: TWiki >  Atlas Web  >  Informatique > GuideUtilisateurGrille > HowToGridCertificate

How to get a grid certificate

A little bit of history to clarify confusion about the name of the French grid certification authority: long ago (~10 years) the name was GRID-FR, then a new service was setup by CNRS called GRID2-FR and there are quite a few people that still have these certificates. In 2018, the service was transferred to RENATER (the French academic network provider) and if called GRID-FR back again. So now one has to renew a GRID2-FR certificate by applying for a GRID-FR certificate.

Step 1: Request or renew a certificate

You should do this from the computer, operating system, user account, and web browser that you typically use on a day to day basis for personal work. When you make your request, there will be information saved within your web browser (the private encryption key) that will be needed later.

  • Go to the personal request page at RENATER. Click on "portail de demandes de certificats ". In case of renewal of GRID-FR certificate, please click on "Renouvellement".
  • Fill in the requested information.

Step 2: Retrieve your certificate.

You will recieve an e-mail saying that your request has been processed successfully (it requires validation from the IT service of your lab, so it is not instantaneous). Open the link in the e-mail with the same browser that you used to make the request. Depending on the browser, the certificate will load automatically or you may have to click. Your web browser now has a complete certificate stored in it, i.e. it has a private key generated when you made the original request, and a public key signed by the Certificate Authority.

You can export your certificate and generate the public/private keys for interactive as explained in GuideUtilisateurGrille

-- LaurentDuflot - 02 Nov 2018

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