Other Policies

  • Request to Activate a New RA (Registration Authority)

The request to activate a new Registration Authority for the IGI infrastructure must be first addressed to the INFN-CA, the Italian Certification Authority.

The Organisation Manager must send to the INFN-CA a formal letter of appointment using an official letterform, according to the following template:


INFN Certification Authority
Att.ne Dr. Roberto Cecchini
INFN, Sezione di Firenze
Via G. Sansone 1
50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI)

OBJECT: Appointment of a Registration Authority for ....

We formally ask the creation of a Registration Authority, which authorizes the certificate requests to the INFN Certification Authority from people belonging to ....

The issued certificates will be identified by the field:


We nominate as Registrars the following persons:

  ...... <....@...>

  Tel.: ....

  ....... <...@...>

  Tel.: ....
                                          The Director


Note that:

The L field:

  • must not contain special characters (apart from dashes),
  • must be short: possibly one word,
  • must clearly identify the Institution.

In the L field, the suggested name will be preceded by the name of the country.

The RAs will be identified by the personnel of the INFN CA in a face-to-face meeting.

In addition, for the new organization to be admitted to the IGI JRU (Joint Research Unit Italian Grid Infrastructure), a formal request must be send to the IGI Management at the following address:

Mirco Mazzucato
IGI JRU Manager
INFN Sezione di Padova
via Marzolo, 8 - 35131 Padova

The request must contain the following information:

  • A short description of the Organization
  • The reasons to participate to IGI (ie. partnership in Italian research projects funded by MIUR or other research institutions).
  • A declaration that the gLite middleware will be installed on the grid elements and that those elements will be connected to the EGI/IGI European and Italian Grid infrastructure.
  • The request to activate a new Registration Authority and to become member of one of the VO supported on the Italian Grid Infrastructure. 
  • A declaration that the Grid will be used for research only and not for profit