Standard SSL: What is a Standard SSL Certificate?

    April 22, 2022


    Standard SSL: What is a Standard SSL Certificate?


    A Standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) server certificate is issued by the Certificate Authority (CA) and provides the lowest level of validation available.

    What is a standard SSL certificate?

    Standard SSL certificates are server security certificates that provide the lowest level of validation available from commercial certificate authorities.

    For a more general overview of SSL certificates, seWhat are SSL certificates?

    Standard SSL: Definition

    Standard SSL certificates are server security certificates that provide the lowest level of validation available from commercial certificate authorities.  

    Standard SSL: Requirements

    In order to obtain a standard SSL certificate, you must prove you own the domain by responding to an email or phone call using the information in the WHOIS record of the domain.

    Standard SSL: Acquisition

    Standard SSL certificates can be issued by the Certificate Authority (CA), who will verify that a contact at the domain in question approves the certificate request. This approval is usually done by email, but can also be done via telephone or through alternate methods. However, your company does not have to be validated and no organization name is entered in the certificate. Refer to How to purchase a standard SSL certificate for more information.

    Standard SSL: Benefits

    The standard SSL certificate issuance can usually be automated. Standard SSL certificates are offered at prices much lower than premium or extended validation (EV) SSL certificates. 

    The following are some of the attributes provided by a standard SSL certificate:

    • Site Seal
    • Next Generation 2048-bit SSL
    • 256-bit encryption
    • Browser support
    • Mobile support
    • Free replacement
    • $10,000.00 (USD) Warranty

    If you wish to purchase a standard SSL certificate, visit the Nexcess website or refer to How to purchase a standard SSL certificate.

    For more information or sales inquiries, visit the Nexcess website or contact our sales team between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern time (ET), Monday through Friday.

    Resources for More Information

    Need more help? The Security > PCI DSSSSL, SSH, and Other Best Practices sections within the Nexcess Knowledge Base are important resources for those seeking additional knowledge. Or, check out our related articles below.

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