Extended Validation (EV) Process

Unlike Domain Validated (DV) & Organization Validated (OV) certificates, EV certificates requires a more extensive validation process than that of Domain Validation and Organization Validation SSL certificates to confirm the identity and legitimacy of the organization that owns and operates the website

  • Validation Process: Rigorous validation process including legal identity, physical presence, operational existence, and domain ownership verification.

  • Issuance Time: Longer issuance time due to the rigorous validation process. Typically, issuance would take 1-5 Business days.

Process Involved:

  1. Domain Control Validation (DCV): Domain Control Validation can be done online and it's an customer friendly automated process.

  2. Extended Organization Validation (OV): Vetting process includes Organization Identity & Address verification, Doing Business As / Tradename verification (if 'O' value provided is a Tradename), Authenticity of certificate request verification through online email link acceptance, Verified Method of Communication, Contract Signer Verification, Certificate Approver Verification, Signer's authority to sign the Subscriber Agreement & Approver's authority to approve EV certificate request . For Verified Method of Communication, emSign delivers the code using reliable method of communication (email / telephone). Requester will receive a link to submit the code to prove the authenticity of the certificate request.

  3. Online Consent Acceptance by Certificate Requester: As part of SSL EV process, Requester Consent link will be sent to Certificate Requester's email address.

  4. Online Subscriber Agreement Acceptance by an authorized Contract Signer: As part of SSL EV process, Subscriber Agreement link will be sent to an authorized Contract Signer's email address.

  5. Online EV Request Approval by an authorized Certificate Approver: As part of SSL EV process, EV Request Approval link will be sent to an authorized Certificate Approver's email address.

  6. Certificate Signing Request (CSR): As part of SSL EV process, CSR has to be submitted to Certifying Authority (emSign).

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