How to obtain an extended validation standard SSL certificate, the highest level of SSL certification available.
Extended validation (EV) SSL achieves the highest level of consumer trust through the strictest authentication standards of any SSL certificate. EV verification guidelines require the Certificate Authority (CA) to obtain and verify multiple pieces of identifying information about EV Certificate Approver.
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To decrease processing time, complete the following tasks:
Following the submission of the Acknowledgement of Agreement Form, observe the following authentication requirements to expedite processing time:
A. Organizational authentication requirements
The following entities are eligible to receive an EV Certificate, provided they are currently registered with an official registration agency in their jurisdiction. The resulting charter, certificate, license, or equivalent must be verifiable through that registration agency.
The list of official registration agencies includes the following:
The Certificate Authority will confirm:
To qualify for an Extended Validation SSL Certificate, domain registration details must reflect the full organization name in the certificate request. If domain registration does not reflect the organization name, then the registered domain administrator or legal opinion letter must demonstrate the organization's exclusive right to use the domain name.
In addition, the domain registration details must adhere to the following stipulations:
To qualify for an EV SSL Certificate, the Certificate Approver identified in the certificate request must be employed by the requesting organization and have appropriate authority to obtain and delegate EV certificate responsibilities.
ATTENTION: Employment and authorization cannot be verified through the organization's web site.
ATTENTION: If the Certificate Approver identified in the certificate request is listed in government records as a corporate officer, then organizational contact employment and authorization can be approved without verifying this information as described below.
The Certificate Authority will confirm the following Certificate Approver requirements:
The Certificate Authority must verify the certificate request and all certificate details with the Certificate Approver identified in the certificate request. The Certificate Authority must contact the Certificate Approver using an independently verified telephone number.
This telephone number is obtained by one of the following methods:
During the verification call, the Certificate Authority must verify the following with the Certificate Approver:
If the Certificate Authority cannot verify the required information on your certificate application, the Certificate Authority may require a lawyer’s or accountant’s professional opinion to verify the information.
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