When talking about SSL and Code Signing, thinking about the validation process may give an overwhelming feeling. After all, it is just a CA making sure your request is coming from a genuine organization and then performing some basic vetting process.
If you own a business or an organization that keeps their registration information regularly updated, then the validation process is going to be a breeze for you. Listed below is a systematic approach to aid you at every step of the validation process. The information covers all the products you will find on our website, how and why you need to perform those steps and much more.
We have tried to cover everything you need to know to get done with the validation process but if you still feel stuck at any step, our support team will be just a click away.
A domain validated certificates are encryption only and most basic SSL issued in a matter of minutes. A Domain Validation SSL certificate is issued after one proves the control over domain. The most preferred method for this validation is by adapting to email-based authentication, however one can go for alternative methods such as file-based authentication and cname-based authentication.Read More
Before an Organization validation (OV) certificate is issued, the Certificate Authority verifies the domain ownership as well as organization/business registration information. Once OV SSL is issued it includes the company information in the certificate details. An Organization Validated certificate can be issued to a legal company as well as DBA (Doing Business As) or a Trade Name and to individual.Read More
An EV Certificates involves stringent vetting process. The Certificate Authority verifies that the business requesting an Extended Validation is legitimate or not, before issuing the certificate. The validating process of Extended Validated SSL is more thorough and divided into four steps. For this reason, the issuance process of certificate is little longer than a Domain Validation and Organization Validation Certificates.Read More
Code Signing Certificates are used to protect end-user from downloading malicious applications and software programs. It provides the trusted assurance of authentication to users with a digital signature. Before a code signing certificate is issued, there are 3 main things which must be validated and verified - Organization or individual legal existence, domain-controlled email address, and a telephone call back.Read More
Whether you buy an Organization Validation SSL, Extended Validation SSL or a Code Signing Certificate, you must meet the requirements and verify your organization before your Certificate issued by the Certificate Authority. The Certificate issuing CA try to validate your business information such as business registration status, organization physical address, company telephone number etc. by checking the online government databases.Read More
When you apply for an Extended Validation Certificate, the Certificate issuing Authority validates your business information that you're a legitimate business. If Certificate Authority is not able to verify your business information online or you are a new business, Certificate Authority may ask you to submit a Legal Opinion Letter to verify your business information. This letter can be obtained from a licensed attorney or an accountant.Read More