What is the PKI certificate validation process?
For public PKI certificates, the validation process includes going through a background check of sorts to ensure the certificate is being issued by a trusted Certificate Authority (CA) to the proper identified person or organization. The validation process for TLS/SSL certificates is explained here:
Step 1: Create your request (CSR) by placing your certificate order.
Step 2: Our validation team works quickly to confirm your identity in order to issue your certificate.
Step 3: Install your certificate.
Step 4: Check your installation (digicert.com/help).
Step 5: Set up management control in DigiCert CertCentral.
Step 6: Renew your certificate before it expires to avoid a security lapse.