The NES hosts the worlds 2nd largest eScience Certification Authority for use in the UK, known as the UK E-Science CA. The NES runs this UK E-Science CA on behalf of the UKNGI, to support UK research.
The NES also issues SARoNGS certificates which utilise users’ home institution identity providers to generate credentials for accessing the NES, without the need of applying for a UK eScience Certificate. The purpose of this service is to provide a simple mechanism to obtain the security tokens required to access resources in the UK.
For information on how to apply for a certificate please visit the NES Website.