SSL Certificate Validation & Documentation

SSL Certificate Validation is an essential step in your purchase from DigiCert. In order to ascertain that all SSL Certificates are sold to legally qualified entities, your company must be validated in two ways.

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1. You must show that you have the right to use the domain name which you are attempting to secure.

Issuing a secure certificate to a company that does not own and operate the domain being secured would allow fraudulent transactions. To fulfill this requirement, we will check the domain's whois record. Please make sure your whois record contains current and accurate information.

2. You must show that the company you are registering is a legally and lawfully-formed organization.

Submitting documents to us for this requirement helps us validate your organization. We will contact the registering authority shown on the document to confirm the details of the document before we proceed. Note that customer-submitted documents cannot be used but can help expedite the validation process.

If the document that you provide does not list the current address for your organization you must also provide a recent utility bill or bank statement addressed to your company at the current address.

Documents must either be emailed to support@digicert.com or faxed to +1-801-705-0481.

Acceptable documents include:

  • Zoning Permit
  • Transaction Privilege Tax License
  • Trade Name Renewal Form
  • Trade Name Registration Form
  • Statement of Partnership Agreement
  • Sellers Permit
  • Sales & Use Tax Permit
  • Restatement and Revision of Partnership Agreement
  • Public Records Filing for a New Business Entity
  • Privilege License
  • Organization Action in Writing of Incorporation
  • Occupational Tax Certificate/License
  • Notary Public Identification Card
  • Merchant's Certificate of Registration
  • General Excise Tax License
  • Filing receipt
  • Filing endorsement
  • Fictitious Business Name Statement
  • Employer Identification Number Application
  • Declaration of Proprietorship or Partnership Registration
  • Corporation Estimated Tax Form
  • Corporation Annual Report
  • Corporate Charter
  • Certificate/Articles of Organization
  • Certificate/Articles of Amendment
  • Certificate of Withholding Identification Number
  • Certificate of Payment of Business Tax
  • Certificate of Ownership for Unincorporated Business or Profession
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Formation
  • Certificate of Existence with Status in Good Standing
  • Certificate of Exempt Status
  • Certificate of Change of Resident Agent and/or Location of Registered Office
  • Certificate of Authority
  • Certificate of Assumed Business Name
  • Certificate of Acceptance of Appointment by Resident Agent
  • Business Registration Certificate
  • Business License/Certificate

In certain instances, more than one form of identification may be necessary to validate your business. DigiCert is absolutely committed to the highest level of security possible because our consumers deserve nothing less.