A digital signature replaces your manual signature online with which you can, for example, privatise your e-mails and PDFs. With a digital signature, the person who sends a signed e-mail guarantees that the e-mail was written by him or her and was not changed during transmission.


The service provides users with:

  • an advanced electronic signature in accordance with SigG.
  • support in setting up the digital signature
  • support in the privatisation of e-mails and PDFs
  • Instructions for signing e-mails in the corresponding mail programme
  • Instructions for setting up in Adobe Acrobat
  • Instructions for signing in Microsoft Word

Set up digital signature*

* By clicking on this button, you confirm that you have taken note of the conditions for using this service.

The service is free of charge.


The service can be used by:

  • Employees with a currently valid personal university login and is intended for official use only.
  • General internet connection

  • web browser

  • A valid user certificate issued by the DFN.

  • User certificate must be set up

The use of the service requires compliance with the following regulations:

  • For all services of the University Computer Centre, the IuK usage regulations of the University Computer Centre of the University of Leipzig apply in principle. Misuse of services of the University Computer Centre may lead to the termination of the usage permit and, if applicable, to criminal proceedings.

IuK user regulations of the URZ

  • Information Security Regulations and Data Protection Regulations of the Department for Data Protection and Information Security of the University of Leipzig

Information Security Regulations
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Principles of information security

Data protection regulations
PDF 378 KB

  • The Data Protection Officer of the University of Leipzig must be consulted when personal data is collected.
    If you have any questions about data protection, please contact the Data Protection Officer of the University of Leipzig.
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Use of the service is subject to compliance with the following special provisions:

The DFN-PKI guidelines apply. The certificate owner is obliged to know and comply with the regulations listed in the document “Information for certificate holders”.