Extended Validation process
Extended Validation SSL certificates are the most trusted and verified SSL products. It takes around 2-7 working days to pass the validation in case all documents are correct and provided on time. Please be patient, as the process may take your time.
First Step - Agreement signing
You have to sign EV subscriber agreement with a CA and there are few options how to complete that step:
- Sectigo / Comodo / GoGetSSL™
The best option is to use a click-through link form where you will sign an agreement using a digital signature, it takes just minutes. You should receive the email with the link within a few hours after orders were placed.
ALTERNATIVE: Please fill that two forms and send to Sectigo:
- Certificate Request Form - https://support.sectigo.com/Com_KnowledgeDetailPage?Id=kA01N000000zFOe
- EV SSL Subscriber Agreement - https://support.sectigo.com/Com_KnowledgeDetailPage?Id=kA01N000000zFOe
- Certificate Request Form (SAMPLE) - https://www.gogetssl.com/docs/ev_request_form_simplified_example2.pdf
EV SSL Subscriber Agreement (SAMPLE) - https://www.gogetssl.com/docs/ssl_certificate_subscriber_agreement_example.pdf
DigiCert / Thawte / GeoTrust
The validation team would send you agreement during verification process.
Second Step - Organization validation
To pass Business/Organization validation, you may need to provide some official registration documents to certification center. Mostly they require Business License/Article of Incorporation/Registration application. You can submit them via Post Mail, fax or via e-mail in PDF/JPG format. We highly suggest using the e-mail method.
- Option A (Most popular)
No paperwork. The company legal existence checked via public government database using company name or unique idetification number (registration number) OR via verified public 3rd party databases like GLEIF, Duns & Bradstreet, Hoovers, Companies House GOV.UK, Lursoft.lv and others.
- Option B (suggested)
Company verification using LEI code ( https://www.gogetssl.com/lei/) takes just minutes/hours, not days and weeks. We highly suggest using that method.
- Option C
Company can be verified using one of the documents like Articles of Incorporation, Government Issued Business License, copy of a recent company bank statement, copy of a recent company phone bill, copy of a recent major utility bill of the company (i.e. power bill, water bill, etc.).
Third step - DCV process
DCV (Domain Control Validation) is verification of domain name ownership and control. It is possible to validate domain via multiple methods like E-Mail validation, DNS CNAME and HTTP/HTTPS Hash file.
- via E-mail (Most popular)
DCV via e-mail is the most traditional method to pass ownership verification. The certification center will send e-mail to the administrative contact of your domain. The mail contains a unique validation code and link to a certification website to enter the code.
You can use "magic five" e-mail addresses: admin@, administrator@, hostmaster@, webmaster@ and postmaster@. In some cases, it is possible to use administrative e-mail from WHOIS; Private registration should be disabled.
- via DNS CNAME
To validate domain via DNS CNAME record, you need use hashes that we extract from the CSR code submitted by you. It takes from 10 minutes and up to 24 hours to validate domain; it depends on your DNS server TTL.
- via HTTP/HTTPS Hash file
Quick and simple method to pass domain validation as it requires to upload a text (.txt) file with hashes extracted from your CSR code. The file must be accessible from the web. Use HTTPS method when SSL already in use and website available via HTTPS://
Fourth Step - Callback process
The last step is a callback process. For Extended Validation SSL vendors use manual callback process. The operator would call you and asks to confirm your name and order. To validate official phone number you can use any of the options:
- Option A
Certification center verifies phone number via public Yellow pages Databases like world.192.com, please contact our sales/support managers for a more accurate list of databases and options for your regions.
- Option B
Number verification via trusted/government databases like Duns & Bradstreet, Hoovers OR your local government database if it includes phone numbers for companies.
- Option C
Verified legal opinion or accountant letter signed notary. Certification center may verify notary legality.