Web server (SSL) certificates

The web server (SSL) certificate is issued to the HTTPS server and it certifies the authenticity of the owner of the web server. The SSL certificate is located in the user’s web server and ensures a secure Internet connection. If the customer's web browser contacts a web server that is equipped with an SSL certificate, the SSL certificate will encrypt the connection.

Business advantages

An SSL certificate on the Internet is a sign of trust. An issued SSL certificate means that the owner has been identified. In the event of ordering the certificate, Sertifitseerimiskeskus verifies whether the website for which the certificate is requested belongs to the given institution and whether the person has the right to order the certificate on behalf of the institution.

How does the web server certificate work?

The root certificate of Sertifitseerimiskeskus has been officially recognised in most widely used web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Safari and Chrome. Negotiations with Opera, Java and mobile web browsers are in progress.

You will find more detailed instructions for ordering an SSL certificate and configuration of your server (Windows 2003 and 2008, IIS7) here. An application for the certificate can be submitted in the e-service environment and the certificate will be issued within 2-5 working days.


Examine the documents applicable for web servers – the Policies and Conditions for Use.

Create a certificate application file (CSR) for the web server for which you require the certificate. More specific instructions can be found in the software documentation of your web server. If you are not administering your web server yourself, contact the server host or the service provider and they will create the CSR file on your behalf.

Web server certificate configuration instructions for the following servers:

  • Windows 2003 (IIS6), PDF
  • Windows 2008 (IIS7), PDF
  • Apache, PDF

We issue 2048-bit key certificates.


Ask for more information

Andres Kuut
Corporate Sales Manager
e-mail: andres.kuut[A]
phone: +372 610 1892