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What is Domain Validation?

2020-05-05T20:40:27+02:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Domain Validation|Tags: , , |

Domain Validation Domain Validated (DV) SSL certificates are the most basic of the three types of SSL/TLS certificates. While Organization Validated (OV) and Extended Validated (EV) require multiple steps in which the Certificate Authority vets the company or organization applying for the certificate, Domain Validation is just a single step. The Certificate Authority must simply verify that the [...]

Extended Validation SSL: Five Verification Questions

2020-04-27T18:56:01+02:00April 25th, 2020|Categories: Extended Validation|Tags: , , |

Five Phone Verification Questions with the Organizational Contact Detail Questionnaires of Organization Contact Authentication Does the technical contact have authority to obtain the certificate? If applicable, does the technical contact have authority to delegate SSL responsibilities? Do you know of the company's ownership and right to use the domain? Do you approve the SSL Certificate request? [...]

Extended Validation SSL: Final Verification Call

2020-04-27T18:57:34+02:00April 25th, 2020|Categories: Extended Validation|Tags: , , |

Final Verification Call The Final requirement for Extended Validation SSL Certificates is the Verification Call. The Certificate Authority must speak with you or the Organization Contact using the verified business telephone number in order to confirm the details of your order. Completing the Verification Call This step is fairly simple, the Certificate Authority has already received your Enrollment [...]

Extended Validation SSL: Domain Authentication

2020-04-27T18:57:44+02:00April 25th, 2020|Categories: Extended Validation|Tags: , , |

Domain Authentication The Domain Authentication requirement for an Extended Validation SSL Certificate is a fairly straightforward one. The Certificate Authority simply confirms that your company does indeed legally own the domain that was submitted with the order. Completing Domain Authentication The first way that the Certificate Authority will try to verify that your company owns the domain [...]

Extended Validation SSL: Telephone Verification

2020-04-27T18:57:55+02:00April 25th, 2020|Categories: Extended Validation|Tags: , , |

Telephone Verification Telephone Verification is yet another requirement for an Extended Validation SSL Certificate. You must have an active telephone number listed in an acceptable telephone directory. The listing must match the exact information given on your certificate and Enrollment Form (i.e. business name with corporate identifier and physical address). Completing Telephone Verification As with many of the other [...]

Extended Validation SSL: Physical Address

2020-04-27T18:58:03+02:00April 25th, 2020|Categories: Extended Validation|Tags: , , |

Physical Address The Physical Address requirement for an Extended Validation SSL Certificate is just what it sounds like—you have to prove your organization has an established physical presence in the country or state that it's registered in. Proving your Company's Physical Address In order to prove your company's physical address, the Certificate Authority will have to verify your [...]

Extended Validation SSL: Operational Existence

2020-04-27T18:58:13+02:00April 25th, 2020|Categories: Extended Validation|Tags: , , |

Operational Existence The next requirement for an Extended Validation SSL certificate is proving Operational Existence. The CA must confirm that your company has been operational for three or more years. If your company has not been operational for three years, it's still possible to have your Operational Existence verified—but it's going to require a little more work [...]

Extended Validation SSL: Professional Opinion Letter

2020-04-27T18:58:22+02:00April 25th, 2020|Categories: Extended Validation|Tags: , , |

Professional Opinion Letter for Extended Validation (EV) When applying for EV, it can greatly speed up the process to complete and submit a professional opinion letter with an accountant or attorney. Below are links to PDF templates for Symantec, GeoTrust, and Thawte attorney and accountant opinion letters. The CPA or attorney who writes the letter needs [...]


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