Computers operated at the University with Windows or MacOSX as the operating system must be equipped with antivirus software. The University of Hamburg has licensed the software "Sophos Antivirus". Devices installed by the IT Service are usually already equipped with this software. Members of the University of Hamburg may also use this software on their private devices. Please make use of this option!
Certificates allow the signing (= digital "signature") and encryption of e-mail messages. This proves beyond doubt that a message originates from a specific person and was transmitted unchanged.
Electronic documents can also be signed with the help of certificates. Programmes such as AdobeReader or MasterPDF support this functionality.
Members of the Department of Chemistry should apply for user certificates via the web pages of the "Teilnehmerservicestelle Physik/Chemie".
There, please select the item "Nutzerzertifikat", followed by "User certificate".
Please also make sure to select the second option "OU=Fachbereich Chemie..." as "namespace" in the application form.
Please save both the generated certificate request and the data file created in parallel.
You will need the data file later to download and import the certificate.
The generated certificate request must then be submitted via another web form: Upload form PKI application (chemistry) (Login with "B" user ID).
After receiving your application form, we will contact you to arrange an appointment to establish your identity and activate the certificate.