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CPAC Basic

Ideally for

Small Business


Comodo SSL

Issue time

5 minutes


Email / Documents

Validation Requirements

Domain Control

Certificate Fields

[email protected]

Email Encryption & Signing


Document Signing


User Authentication


Secure Hash Algorithm


Key Encryption

2048 bit

Certificate Encryption

Up to 256-bit

Comodo Personal Authentication Certificate (CPAC) Basic is an easy, affordable, and excellent solution to secure business communications such as emails, documents, and user access.

CPAC Basic allows you to encrypt emails, digitally sign emails and Microsoft® Office and OpenOffice business documents, and enable user two-factor authentication. To issue this SSL Certificate you will have to provide your email address and pass Domain Control.

Comodo Personal Authentication Certificates are fully trusted by all major email clients, as well as internet browsers, ensuring you a safe business communication.

14 reviews for CPAC Basic

  1. 5 out of 5

    Finally encrypted my email as well, very happy about the price.

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  2. 5 out of 5

    I’d rather spend $10 a year, than sweat over the security of my emails.

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  3. 5 out of 5

    As a Comodo fan, I’m happy they went the extra mile to provide email and document protection. I’ve been using their SSL certificate for years to secure my sites. Now, may email is also safe.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Received this cert in under 5 minutes. SSL Dragon took care of the installation for me. So far it works flawlessly.

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  5. 5 out of 5

    I am amazed by how many people ignore the dangers of unencrypted emails. I was in the same boat until a MITM (man-in-the-middle) attacker intercepted my sensitive communications and then started blackmailing me. I learned a hard lesson to not take anything for granted. Now, all may online correspondence is secure thanks to CPAC.

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  6. 5 out of 5

    I’m using this certificate for all my projects. I wish the installation was a bit easier, but other than that can’t complain.

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  7. 5 out of 5

    Excellent product for encrypting emails and documents. Best of all, it’s so cheap!

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  8. 5 out of 5

    Configuration is a little clumsy, but works fine

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  9. 5 out of 5

    Didn’t know Comodo makes SSLs just for emails. Works perfectly!

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  10. 5 out of 5

    Works great! Thank!

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  11. 5 out of 5

    Works perfect on my email! Thanks guys!

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  12. 5 out of 5

    With CPAC Basic all my email exchanges are safe. It offers outstanding value for such a low price.

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  13. 5 out of 5

    I was surprised to see Comodo offered SSL Certificates for emails only. Quite easy to install.

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  14. 5 out of 5

    a little bit different to configure than a regular ssl, but got and installed it – works fine

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Here is a list of the most common questions our customers have when buying a Comodo CPAC SSL Certificate:

Comodo (Sectigo) Personal Authentication Certificates provide you the highest level of protection by enabling end-to-end encryption of your email communications. By signing and encrypting your outgoing email messages, you protect them from Man-in-the-Middle attacks, https proxies, or packet-sniffers, therefore your messages can’t be intercepted and decrypted by a malicious third party.

Encrypting Email Messages guarantees their privacy and integrity, while digitally signing the messages authenticates you as being the genuine sender. In this way, you will secure yourself and your business from accidental or fraudulent data exposures, privacy breaches and other potential security threats associated with the business communication. 


Comodo (Sectigo) Personal Authentication Certificate lets you easily sign any valuable and critical personal or company document, therefore ensuring compliance with industry requirements of digitally signed documents. By digitally signing the document, you identify yourself as the authentic document signer and certify its integrity by proving that your document hasn’t been altered since it was signed. In this way, CPAC SSL Certificates help you migrate from ink & paper to digital workflows of contracts, sign-offs, request forms and other important company documents, working in tandem with or replacing the visible signature feature in Microsoft® products such as Microsoft Office Suite, Open Office Suite, VBA Macros and more.



Comodo (now Sectigo) Personal Authentication Certificate helps business reduce the risks and threats associated with using standard passwords through enabling the two-factor authentication of users. If you need a stronger guarantee that the person logging into your company network or account is your legitimate employee, CPAC SSL Certificates will allow you to secure your sensitive and private customer or corporate data by enabling the industry standard used by banks all over the world – two-factor authentication – seamlessly integrating the certificate as a second authentication element. In this way, you will protect your company access, including remote, from any hackers attempting to steal usernames and passwords. 

Comodo (now Sectigo) Personal Authentication Certificates were designed for individuals and businesses who are looking at implementing the best web security practices, such as email & document encryption and user two-factor authentication. However, each CPAC SSL Certificate was designed to fit a particular need. Just like DV, BV, and EV SSL Certificates, CPAC SSL Certificates come with different validation requirements which enable certain certificate fields:

  • CPAC Basic – requires Domain Control and displays only your email in the SSL Certificate
  • CPAC Pro – requires Domain Control and Identity Verification in order to display your email, First and Last Name in the SSL Certificate
  • CPAC Enterprise – requires Domain Control, Identity Verification, and Organization Validation in order to display your email, First and Last Name, as well as Company Name and Address in the SSL Certificate.

Based on your actual needs, you can now decide which Comodo Personal Authentication Certificate is the best option for you, providing you an enhanced web security of your business activity. 

There are many different ways to install an SSL Certificate, and they all depend on your SSL Certificate brand, the web server type, the operating system on your server, and the web hosting panel that you have on your server.

These being said, please check our Installation Articles to get detailed instructions on how to install your SSL Certificate on about 44 different server types, hosting panels and operating systems.

Also, here are links to documentation on how to install your SSL Certificate on your server, based on the SSL Certificate brand that you have:
Comodo (Sectigo)

We always recommend you to get specialized help with you SSL Certificate installation. If you have a web developer, or a system engineer, then they would be the right people to help you with your SSL Certificate installation.

If you want us to do the SSL Certificate installation for you, then we can definitely do that. We offer SSL Certificate installation services to our customers for a flat rate of $99.99 per domain per server.

Server and Client OS Compatibility

ClientOS Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Snow Leopard, Mac OS

Server Platforms And Mobile Browser Compatibility

Server Platforms:
  • BEA Weblogic
  • IBM HTTP Server
  • Microsoft ISA
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft Live Communication
  • Apache
  • BEA Weblogic
  • Lotus Domino
  • OpenLDAP
  • C2Net Stronghold
  • Plesk
  • WebSTAR
  • Webmin
  • Java Web Server (Javasoft / Sun)
  • Ensim Control Panel
  • cPanel / Web Host Manager
  • Hsphere
  • C2Net Stronghold
  • iPlanet Server / Sun One
  • Java Web Server (Javasoft / Sun)
  • Lotus Domino
  • Tomcat
  • Netscape Enterprise Server
  • Novell ConsoleOne
  • Novel Webserver
  • C2Net Stronghold
  • And other SSL-Capable Servers

Need help securing your website? Have questions, or unsure which SSL to choose? Let our fearless dragons help you! Follow the following steps towards getting the type of help that you need.

1. Use our Wizard and find the SSL Certificate that suits you best;

2. Find your answers on our Frequently Asked Questions page;

3. Live Chat with one of our friendly web security dragons;

4. Open a Ticket with our Sales, Billing and Technical Support dragons. We will answer your ticket as soon as possible. We work Monday through Saturday, from 9 AM to 11:00 PM Pacific Time;

5. Email us at [email protected];

6. Email us using our Contact Form.

Duration Price You Save
1 year $12.59
2 years $21.99

Order Steps

  • Click "Buy Now"
  • Create/Access your account
  • Submit payment
Configure the certificate in your account
Pass validation & receive your SSL Certificate

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