If you already have a digital certificate, skip to the installation instructions:
- Outlook for Windows (also Windows/IE/Chrome)
- Firefox (from GlobalSign)
- Apple OS X (from Indiana University)
Participation in the InCommon Personal Certificate program is by invitation-only. If you have not already received a certificate invitation, to request one, contact the information security office.
The information security office will register your email with InCommon. The InCommon system will send an invitation to your email account. This email will contain a link to
https://cert-manager.com/InCommon/smime - a confirmation page.
Note: this email may occasionally land in a Junk E-Mail folder.
The confirmation page will prompt for a "Password" and a "Passphrase". In almost all instances, you will want to use the same passphrase for both the "Password" and the "Passphrase".
In short, type the same passphrase four times.
Specifically: the "Password" is used to protect the p12 file about to be generated and downloaded. The "Passphrase" is used to allow self-revocation of the certificate (this is a rare occurrence).
Be prepared to wait for the certificate to generate. This typically takes about 60 seconds, but has been known to take longer.
You will be presented a download option when the certificate is ready. You typically will only be given this one opportunity to download the file.
Please be mindful of where you save the file. You'll need to save this file for installation on other devices, such as laptops, tablets, or smartphones.
After saving, please continue on to installation: