Are you new to CAcert?
CAcert.org is a community-driven Certificate Authority that issues certificates to the public at large for free.
CAcert's goal is to promote awareness and education on computer security through the use of encryption, specifically by providing cryptographic certificates. These certificates can be used to digitally sign and encrypt email, authenticate and authorize users connecting to websites and secure data transmission over the internet. Any application that supports the Secure Socket Layer Protocol (SSL or TLS) can make use of certificates signed by CAcert, as can any application that uses X.509 certificates, e.g. for encryption or code signing and document signatures.
If you want to have free certificates issued to you, join the CAcert Community .
Some of our community members (users) get a problem while they try to renew an existing certificate. The issue is: Certificate renewal is pending for days/weeks. First of all, CAcert is not a service provider or a company, but a community. We are all in the same boat. We can only achieve our goals together, […]
As a faulty connection cable between www.cacert.org and the signer made it necessary to travel to the datacenter this weekend instead of the planned schedule later this year we were able to finish this part earlier than expected: We finalized on the last steps of moving CAcert to a more modem hardware and software on […]
Several tried to renew their certificates in the last days, but it is still pending. We are aware of this issue. There is a need for a physical update of a cable. A volunteer is traveling to the data centre this week-end to do that. You will have to be patient until then. We are […][ More News Items ]
For CAcert Community Members
Have you passed the CAcert Assurer Challenge yet?
Have you read the CAcert Community Agreement yet?
Do you want to help CAcert?We are facing an uphill battle to fund this service and could do with your help?
If you can, please donate.
AU$50 per year for this button
or a one off donation for this button whatever you can afford to help
If you are located in Australia, use bank transfer instead.
CAcert bank account details:
- Account Name: CAcert Inc
- SWIFT: WPACAU2S
- BSB: 032073
- Account No.: 180264
If you want to participate in CAcert.org, have a look here and here.