A BPKI Certificate (also known as a client X.509 certificate) is a Digital certificate provided to identify the holder of such certificate while performing online transaction. In case of AFRINIC, the client certificate delivered will hold your NIC-HANDLE as Common Name (CN). AFRINIC BPKI certificate will be used to digitally certify Organisation members right to perform and access certain services online such as RPKI and Board Election.
The enrolment of your certificate is a process by which your Digital Certificate is integrated into your browser to be automatically used for authentication purpose. The process of this integration is not the same for all browsers. The process pre-defined in the engine we use at AFRINIC is only compatible with Firefox. We are working to extend this to as many browsers as possible.
If you do not see the link to the vote, this means that you have already been issued with a Proxy for the vote. In such case, you cannot exercise your right of vote online anymore. You need to sign the Proxy document and give it to your representative for an onsite vote.
Generally you need to allow about 60 minutes between a validation of a certificate request and the reception of the related mail. If after 60 minutes you have not received the details, please: