The personal certificate can be used for email encryption and signing of emails and documents.
The certificates are valid for one year, after which you need to renew them. If you keep the old certificates you can still read old encrypted messages. If you do not renew the certificates, you can no longer send signed or encrypted messages.
Uppsala University provides guides for personal certificate on the following platsforms:
Certificates will automatically be downloaded to the computer that you use to create the certificate, so it is inappropriate to do this on a public computer or at an internet cafe or similar.
In order to use your personal certificate, you must first have done or do the following:
Personal certificate managementInstructions for your certificate