JTAN Certifying Authority
Server CertsA server certificate is what you want for your secure, SSL, web site https://www.yourname.com. A server cert allows traffic to and from your secure web site to be encrypted, and it also allows visitors to your secure site to be assured that they are in fact directly connected to your site and not to a "man in the middle". JTAN offers 128-bit SSL server certificates that are either signed directly by the JTAN independent certificate authority, or by the third party CA GeoTrust. Which you choose depends on your needs.
Through the JTAN members page, you may order JTAN or GeoTrust based server certificates for use with your sites hosted at JTAN. Current pricing for JTAN and GeoTrust certs is available on the JTAN pricelist.
Client CertsJTAN mints x.509 client certificates signed by the JTAN root CA key for use by our customers in browser based authentication and email encryption. JTAN honors client certs as proof that you are a JTAN customer. We encourage JTAN customers to use their cert to access the JTAN members page and to sign and encrypt their email with this cert.
Client certs are a strong alternative to passwords for web site access. Browser certificates are very important in creating a secure extranet. In these tough times, simple passwords are not enough. Companies that want to extend their networks in a secure manner need the advanced protection a personal browser certificate affords. They load automatically into your browser and are offered as proof of your identity directly from your browser to a server. For maximum security, they can be stored on your PC in encrypted form with a password only you know, preventing them from being stolen or used without permission.
Client certificates are available free of charge to JTAN customers through the JTAN members page. Be sure to get the JTAN root CA key along with your Client certificate. Client certs will expire periodically. If your cert should expire, simply download a fresh one from the Members page.
PGP and GnuPG Key SigningIf you are a JTAN customer in good standing, JTAN will sign your PGP or GnuPG key with our key free of charge, providing good evedence of your identity to other people that examine your key. Out signature ties your key into the global web of trust. For information about our key and signature, visit the PGP Resource Page. To obtain our signature on your key, visit the JTAN members page and follow the "Service: Sign Key" link.
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