Grid and HPC certificates

To be able to use BEgrid, EGI (the European Grid Infrastructure), PRACE (the European supercomputer infrastructure) or other European e-infrastructures a user needs to obtain a grid certificate. A grid certificate is a public key (that matches with a private key) with identity information of the user attached.

Most of the Belgian researchers can obtain a certificate via the Digicert service available within their organisation.

Below we outline how researchers from different organisatons can use the service.

LHC/CMS, SoLID, Pheno and H1 from Uantwerpen, UGent, ULB and VUB making use of the Brussesls Tier-2:

Follow the procedure explained at:


All researchers from  KULeuven, UAntwerpen, UCLouvain, UGent, ULB and VUB can request a grid certificate as follows:

  •    go to
  •    choose your organisation
  •    fill out you university login name and password
  •    request a "grid premium" certificate

See a detailed example of a request.


The procedure for ULg, VLIZ and IMEC will be available very soon. 

For all other organisation, for more information or to report any problem contact

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