Scope of the service


The SA NREN certificate service is specifically scoped to AC.ZA domains and is only available to institutions that have signed our REN Services Agreement. This allows us to keep the costs of the service down, and make it available to institutions that consume a bundle of NREN services at no additional cost.

The service does make provision for each eligible organisation to issue ONE certificate that contains non-AC.ZA domains as SubjectAlternativeNames, provided the primary subject of that certificate is an AC.ZA domain. A typical use-case for this would be a public-facing web server that hosts both the institutional website (on an AC.ZA domain) as well as a number of conference or project sites that aren't within AC.ZA (as SubjectAlternativeNames). Institutions that wish to utilise this benefit need to get their RAO to contact us.