The employee signature is used to log in to various services (i.e. virk.dk, SKAT.dk, optagelse.dk) when you log in on behalf of Aarhus University.
In principle, you can also use the employee signature to send signed and encrypted emails. However, AU IT recommends that you use AU’s secure email solution instead.
The employee signature cannot be used to sign Adobe documents because of security problems.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org from your AU email address to have an employee signature from NemID created.
When AU IT has received your email, we will check your employment in AU’s systems. To the extent possible, your civil registration number (CPR No.) will be linked to the employee signature to ensure that it is unique and valid.
The university usually uses a so-called key file and not a key card (the app or the card you probably know from your private NemID).
When your order has been processed and your employee signature has been issued, you will receive two emails:
Use the Chrome browser when you install the employee signature from NemID. Please note that you have to click the same installation link up to three times:
NemID is a digital signature from NETS which is available in two versions. One for personal use which is used to identify you as a person including login in connection with public services, banks etc. One for companies/institutions, called an employee signature, which is used for administrative login on the institution’s behalf and for secure, encrypted email.
Among other things, a digital signature is used to identify you as a user of an IT system and to sign documents or exchange confidential emails.
On a Windows computer, a digital signature is called a certificate. There are a number of certificates, for example:
If you want to see which digital signatures you have on your AU computer, you can open Certificate Manager. Follow these three steps to open Certificate Manager:
If you only have one AU certificate, it will look like this:
Usually, on an AU computer, you will be identified by a certificate with your AU ID. If you do not have an AU certificate and need one, please contact your local IT support.
If you have an AU certificate and also an employee signature from NemID, it will look like this: