Personal certificates

The Post Office Trust Centre provides three types of personal certificates to meet the information security needs of our clients.All these certificates comply with international standards and each of these certificates have different levels of authentication and encryption.

R77.53 (Incl. Vat)

Class 2

Medium assurance 1024 bit certificates that are for standard commercial use. These certificates are ideal for medium-level authentication, signing and encryption of electronic communications like email and can be purchased directly from this website.

Availability: Website | Process: Register, payment, issue | Issue timeframe:Immediate


R155.06 (Incl. Vat)

Class 3

High assurance, closed community certificates for commercial use. These certificates are only available to organisations who wish to authenticate users within their own closed user groups (staff and/or customers). They are ideal for high-level authentication, access control, signing and encryption of electronic communications, transactions and processes within a closed environment.


Availability: RA, API | Process: As per RA agreement | Issue timeframe:Immediate


R310.11 (Incl. Vat)

Class 4

Advanced Electronic Signature . the SAPO Trust Centre ECT Act accredited certificates. These certificates are available to users and organisations that wish to transact and communicate with clear legal status. A high level of independent identity authentication is provided through the collection of personal identity information, including fingerprints, and the verification of the information provided with the Department of Home Affairs. Advanced Electronic Signatures are strongly recommended for strong authentication, signing and encryption of electronic communications, transactions and processes.

Availability: Selected SAPO branches | Process: Face-to-face process and data authentication | Issue timeframe: Immediate/ authentication dependant



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