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To receive your Blockcert from Univerity of Bahrain



Frequently Asked Questions


To receive your UOB digital certificate, your university email has been activated,
  • Enter outlook.office.com
  • Username: University ID number followed by @ stu.uob.edu.bh
  • Example: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Password: the smart card number
What are the benefits of blockchain University of Bahrain (UoB) Certificate?
A blockchain certificate can be used to verify your credentials to prospective universities and employers. You can also publicly share your UoB Certificate with family members and friends on social media or privately share via text or email using a certificate link.
What does this mean for me?
When you own your official records, you no longer have to get original copies from the registrar every time you apply for a new opportunity, whether that is at an educational institution or with an employer. You can simply send your digital UoB Certificate via email, text message, paste a link to your UoB Certificate in your resume or LinkedIn profile for easy verification.
How do I get my UoB Certificate?
Your UoB Certificate will be sent to you via email to be imported into the secure mobile app, which is designed to receive, store, and share your UoB Certificate. In the email, you will receive an attachment of your certificate file – a coded file intended for secure storage – so you can store them wherever you like.
Receiving certificates is an easy, three-step process:
  • First, download the free mobile app.
    You will receive an email from the University of Bahrain (UoB) inviting you to download your free Blockcerts app from your phone’s App Store. Once itis installed, it is recommended that you copy your secure passphrase and store it somewhere safe. The passphrase lets you prove that you own your certificates if you ever delete the app or lose your phone.

  • Next, add the University of Bahrain (UoB) as an issuer.
    Once you have installed the app, click the link in the email to add the University of Bahrain (UoB) as an issuer. You only need to add UoB once; after that, UoB can send you as many certificates as you earn.

  • Finally, add your certificate to the app.
    When it is time to receive your certificate, you will receive a second email from the University of Bahrain (UoB) with your actual certificate attached. This file is your real blockchain certificate; you can store it wherever you store your other important data files. You can also click the link in the email to add the certificate to your app, which makes certificate sharing and online display easy.
How does the app work?
Your app works just like a private folder. Is cryptographically secured, so nobody but you can access it. It talks to the organizations that issue you certificates, so they know where to send them. It also lets you keep certificates from many different organizations all in one place on your own devices, so you don’t have to rely on anyone else to store your certificates. It’s not tied to any public identity you have (like a social media profile or an educational institution account), so you choose when and how you want to share the information in your app.

What this means, though, is that you are completely responsible for managing your app. It will have a secure passphrase to which only you have access to. Make sure you save your unique passphrase in a secure place, like a password manager. This will let you regenerate your app and prove you own your certificates if you ever delete your app or lose your phone. If you lose your passphrase, it’s like losing the ID that says you are who you say you are; you will need to contact us to re-issue your UoB certificate to you.

What can I do with my blockchain UoB Certificate?
Having your UoB Certificate on the blockchain means that your original record is always in your possession. You control how it is used. You can choose to share your UoB Certificate publicly, like on a social media profile (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.), or send your UoB Certificate privately by email or text message. Finally, you can include links to your UoB Certificate on your resume, public portfolio, or applications, so that people like potential employers can verify your qualifications with the click of a button.
How long will I have my blockchain UoB Certificate?
Once a record is on the blockchain, it’s there forever. Your certificate may expire (if it’s time- delimited, like a license) or be revoked (if it was issued in error, or as part of disciplinary action), but you will always have it in your possession. If it is expired or revoked, however, it will no longer verify as a valid certificate by third parties.
What if I lose my phone or my mobile app?
As long as you have your passphrase, you can import your UoB Certificate to a new app at any time and still prove it belongs to you. Just download the app from the App Store, enter your passphrase, and import your UoB Certificate.
The passphrase is also what allows you to maintain ownership of your UoB Certificate across multiple devices. So, for example, you can enter the passphrase into apps you download on your tablet or another phone, then import the same UoB Certificate to those apps, too.
If you lose your passphrase, however, there is no way to prove ownership of your UoB Certificate. It’s like losing the ID that says you are
who you say you are; even if you still have your UoB Certificate, you can’t prove it’s yours. If this happens, you will need to download the app again, get a new passphrase, and contact us so we can re-issue your UoB Certificate to you.
Who can I contact if I have more questions?
If you have more questions about your blockchain certificate app or the issuing process, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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