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User certificates (S/MIME)

User certificates (S/MIME)

User certificates can be automatically requested via our e-mail encryption gateway by sending an empty e-mail with the subject GetPublicKey to the respective e-mail address. The Bundesbank's e-mail gateway system sends back an automated and signed e-mail containing the e-mail address' public key. If the requested e-mail address does not have its own public key yet, the domain key (see below) is sent back.

You can also ask a member of staff directly to send you a signed e-mail.

In addition to the individual user certificates, the Bundesbank uses the following domain keys.

Domäne & FingerprintCertificate
*@bundesbank.de

Fingerprint: 
‎e6 5b 11 74 f4 3c 8e c0 41 d8 eb 79 05 f3 98 45 62 b7 44 05
*@externe-mitarbeiter.bundesbank.de

Fingerprint: 
‎4b 5a 1b 90 0f a2 26 9c 0a 1c ff a5 6f de e6 3d 00 0b d4 14
*@bafin.bundesbank.de

Fingerprint: 
‎36 a1 21 0f f0 11 70 ca 23 8f 65 c1 38 20 30 30 35 5b d8 62

From January 2019, the Bundesbank will encrypt S/MIME e-mails using the AES algorithm.


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