SSL Validation Levels

SSL Validation Levels
For instructions on ordering a Comodo or GeoTrust SSL Certificate see: Ordering an SSL Certificate through Web Service Manager.
DV - Domain Validation -  Provide the lowest level of validation available from commercial certificate authorities. Unlike high-assurance or EV SSL certificates, DV certificates do not require a human element in the certificate issuance process or additional organizational validation processes.
  • Verification Requirements:

    • DV only require verification that you own the domain by responding to email instructions.

      • Processing can take 20 minutes Contact SSL Authority for status update.

        • Comodo: 1 (888) 266-6361  

        • GeoTrust: 1 (866) 436-8787  

OV - Organization Validation - Involves full business and company validation from a certificate authority using currently established and accepted manual vetting processes. You will be required to prove that you are a legitimate company. Each certificate comes with a warranty, Corner of Trust (Comodo) or Dynamic Site Seal (GeoTrust) trustmark, and is 2048 bit ready.
  • Example of Verification Requirements:

    • Verify the organization's legal name.

    • Confirm business registration through articles of corporation including address where the company is located.

    • WhoIs Verification (Registrant company name and address)

    • DCV (Domain Control Validation)

    • Callback to a Verified Telephone Number (to verify applicant)

      • Processing can take 1 to 3 business days Contact SSL Authority for status update.

        • Comodo: 1 (888) 266-6361  

        • GeoTrust: 1 (866) 436-8787  

EV - Extended Validation - Provide the highest levels of encryption, security, and trust to your customers and improve conversion rates. EV certs reassure visitors that it is safe to conduct online transactions by turning the address bar green on popular browsers.

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