What is a standard SSL certificate?

    October 17, 2019

    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, see What are SSL certificates?

    Definition

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

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