What is a Certificate?
We issue Direct certificates to qualified individuals and organizations who want to
send or receive Direct Messages. Your certificate is a critical part of your digital identity.
It is used by others to secure documents intended for you and also to confirm the digital
signatures that you send to them.
We also issue certificates for mutual TLS to secure Direct and HL7 FHIR transactions.
Where do I get one?
Our certificate registration staff will help you complete the necessary forms. After we verify your identity, you will be issued your certificate and can begin using it right away to send and receive Direct Messages, or to secure other transactions. Our certificates are used with our phiMail® HISP Services, and are also compatible with other Direct-enabled products.
How do I get started?
If you are an individual or organization involved in health care, you are probably
eligible to apply. Please sign up to apply for a certificate and a phiMail Direct address.