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 organizations can use the service.

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

Follow the procedure explained at:…cate_for_the_T2

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 organization, for more information or to report any problem contact Stéphane Gérard.