Cryptographic Authentication Now Available

Posted: Sun, 18 Apr 2004

ARIN is pleased to announce that cryptographic authentication for use in communications between ARIN and its subscriber member organizations is now available. Cryptographic signing of template requests provides a secure method of communication between ARIN and its customers.

ARIN has published a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at for your reference.

You must be the Tech or Admin Point of Contact (POC) for an ARIN subscriber member organization to apply for a digital certificate. Certificates issued by ARIN can only be used to sign email sent to ARIN. Full eligibility and usage criteria are detailed in the FAQ.

If your POC meets the eligibility criteria, you may request a certificate at You will be asked to fill in a form with some basic information, and your browser will lead you through the process of requesting the certificate.

Please direct any questions not addressed by the above referenced FAQ to


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