Certificates for servers and machinery

Currently applications can only be submitted online


Due to the current situation, applications for server and machinery certificates can only be submitted electronically and only by persons who have already applied for a certificate and have thus been verified by the HRZ.

Applications for server and machinery certificates can be generated and printed via the HRZ's familiar channels. Please send the signed document as a PDF scan by e-mail to A note “[DFN-PKI]” in the subject facilitates the allocation and processing of your application.

As it is unfortunately not possible to carry out personal checks at present, we kindly request that only applications from persons who have already submitted an application and are therefore already known to the HRZ as a registration authority are submitted.

Personal checks will probably be delayed until after the Corona crisis. Possible alternatives are currently evaluated by the DFN society. We will inform you as soon as we have new information.