Trust & PKI

What is the PKI
certificate validation

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 (

Step 5: Set up management control in DigiCert CertCentral.

Step 6: Renew your certificate before it expires to avoid a security lapse.