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Our Certificates

1 Where
You can find the certificate of the Certifying Authority of the IMSc Computer Centre here.

2 What it is not
This is not the certificate of the Certifying Authority of IMSc.

3 Authenticity
Since the certificate is self-signed and you are obtaining it from this Web site you may have some justifiable questions about how you can verify its authenticity independently.

However, once you accept this certificate you can be sure when you visit our site again that it is indeed the same as the site that you are visiting now.

Secondly, all our other server certificates are signed with this key so once you install this certificate and accept signatures made by the corresponding key you can be sure that the same authority has control of these servers.

4 Usage
You can install this certificate wherever you normally install CA certificates.

In applications like Firefox this is automated by clicking on the link above.

For the benefit of other applications you can download the certificate by saving the link to a local file.

In Thunderbird you can open the Edit/Preferences/Security dialog box and go to the tab marked Certifiying Authorities (CA). There you can import the file.

For Mutt you can just add this certificate to the file .mutt_certificates in your home directory.

These are the applications that we know of at the moment.

5 Non-SSL Applications
The keys for Secure Shell (ssh) are currently not managed thorugh the same mechanism. However you can find here the Host keys for access.imsc.res.in.

Download the above signed file and append it to the known_hosts file in your ssh directory.

6 Comments/Questions/Suggestions
We welcome your comments, questions and suggestions regarding secure access to the IMSc Computer network.

Seminars

May 27 - Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall Melting of three-sublattice order in easy-axis antiferromagnets on triangular and kagome lattices by Kedar Damle
May 28 - Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall Phase transitions in systems of hard anisotropic particles on lattices by Joyjit Kundu (Thesis Viva)
May 28 - Room 327 Implementations of space efficient suffix trees by Natarajan
May 28 - Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall Higher spins and holography. by M.Sivakumar
May 29 - Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall Fluctuations and flows under microgravity by Abhrajit Laskar
May 29 - Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall Classical optics described in the language of quantum mechanics by Thomas Konrad