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: 
14 a7 4a 40 8b df ba 3f c4 4e 8c 61 1d 2a e7 27 a1 e4 3b 2f
*@externe-mitarbeiter.bundesbank.de

Fingerprint: 
2e e2 ce db 05 dd d2 1f d7 a6 99 1b 15 10 f5 f7 af ab ba 6b