New versions of CertAid released
November 28, 2018
Garry Zacheiss
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Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) is pleased to announce the release of important new versions of CertAid for MacOS and Windows platforms. CertAid manages the personal certificate installation process for users of Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari; in this new release, Duo two-factor authentication (2FA) will be required for new certificate installations. Duo 2FA is required for all Touchstone logins as well as MITnet VPN access, and its addition to the personal certificate process represents a significant security enhancement.

The new versions of CertAid are available for Windows 7 or later and macOS 10.10 or later. Prior versions of CertAid that do not require Duo will be supported until January 29, 2019. IS&T recommends that community members obtain a new version of CertAid before that date, to ensure a smooth certificate renewal process in the future. Note: Existing personal certificates are not affected and do not need to be renewed prior to their expiration date in July 2019.

Users of Firefox will continue to use IS&T's web-based certificate installation process to generate and refresh certificates. This process is also being updated to require Duo.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the IS&T Service Desk.