SSL Certificate Request

What is an SSL Certificate?

An SSL certificate is a signed electronic guarantee that verifies the authenticity of a website. A website needs an SSL certificate in order to keep user data secure and prevent attackers from creating a fake version of the site to gain user trust.

SSL certificates are what enable websites to move from HTTP to HTTPS, providing TLS encryption. Any website with an HTTPS web address uses SSL/TLS, which is more secure because it implements a protocol for encrypting Internet traffic and verifies website identity.

Requesting SSL Certificates

San Diego State University, through a partnership with InCommon, provides an unlimited number of free SSL certificates for use in the SDSU domain.

Certificates are available for the and domains. You must use an e-mail address when registering for a certificate. An access code is needed to access the request form. Please contact the IT Security Office at [email protected] for the access code.

Requesting SSL Certs
Submit a ServiceNow ticket. If this is your first SSL Certificate request, an SSL Certificate Request Access Code is required. If you do not have the Access Code, please contact [email protected].


Please email [email protected] for more information for any questions.