Company | Enterprise | Non-Profit
Extended Validation SSL
1-3 business days
With / without "www"
Company Documents Required
Support for SAN (UC)
Secure Hash Algorithm
Up to 256-bit
Sectigo PositiveSSL EV
- Requires Extended Validation
- For online merchants / webshops
- Secures one domain
Sectigo PositiveSSL EV is by far the most affordable Extended Validation certificate anywhere on the market. It offers the highest level of customer trust and premium features for companies that are on a budget. Here are its benefits:
Secures 1 Domain – both www and non-www versions
This certificate provides the highest level of assurance that your website belongs to a real company. For customers, that’s synonymous with safety and reliability. Most EV SSL certs cost hundreds of dollars, but thanks to Sectigo’s unique PositiveSSL line, you can get your hands on this excellent product for a fraction of the price. You’ll need to prove your business identity, but the process is pretty straightforward providing your publicly available information is up-to-date.
Protection against phishing
Don’t let hackers use your brand name against you and damage your reputation. By confirming your identity and specifying your official business name in the certificate’s info panel, EV SSL protects you against phishing attacks.
Compatible with almost any platform
Sectigo PositivesSSL EV will work on all the popular servers and email clients. No need to worry about annoying SSL errors, as this certificate is compatible with 99.3% of browsers.
All Sectigo certificates follow the latest cryptographic protocols and provide high-end security. You will get the 256-bit encryption and the powerful 2048-bit RSA signature key. Elliptic Curve Cryptography is also available.
This Extended Validation certificate offers a premium warranty. You’re covered up to a whopping 1 million dollars if something goes wrong on Sectigo’s end. No need to worry about potential data breaches with such a generous warranty by your side.
You can further enhance the power of this EV SSL certificate by adding the Sectigo Secure seal on your website. The seal comes for free along with the certificate and boosts both customers’ trust and sales.
Unlimited server licensing and unlimited reissues
You can re-issue this certificate free of charge an unlimited number of times and use it on as many servers as you need before its expiration date.
Here is a list of the most common questions our customers have when buying One Domain SSL Certificates with Extended Validation:
The Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate is the best choice if you want to build customer relationships based on security and trust. This certificate is issued only after the Certificate Authority (CA) performed an extensive verification of your company and its owner, confirming that your business is trustworthy. The validation process can take a few business days. But if you keep your company’s records up to date, the Extended Validation SSL certificate will be issued quickly, confirming that your company owns the website.
This type of SSL certificate significantly enhances the trust level of your website. Extended Validation certificates are highly effective in providing protection against phishing attacks because they make your clients feel safer while performing transactions and this fact will definitely boost your conversions. This is why Extended Validation certificates are considered the most reputable SSL Certificates for your website.
You can check if you have an Extended Validation SSL Certificate by looking at the attributes of your SSL Certificate. Please open the two screenshots on the right in order to see where you can find the information about the validation type of your SSL Certificate.
Different SSL Certificate brands have different Extended Validation procedures. Please read the section that applies to your SSL Certificate brand below.
DigiCert (including Thawte & GeoTrust)
The validation team would send you an agreement by email, during the verification process. Then the certificate authority will work on validating the legal existence of your company via local public databases, as a part of the Extended Validation process. This may take between 1-3 working days. Please wait until one of the certificate authority representatives contacts you about any additional information that they may need you to provide them.
If you do not hear from the Certificate Authority representatives in the 5-7 days, then please call +1 (520) 477-3152 (Ext 2) to check the status of your SSL Certificate with the Certificate Authority. Please note that Thawte, GeoTrust, DigiCert are all owned by DigiCert, and they all have the same phone number provided above. When you talk to them, you will need to provide the “Partner Order ID”, which you can find on the details page of your SSL Certificate inside your SSL Dragon account. See the screenshot on the right.
Please send the necessary forms described below to Sectigo by opening a ticket with Sectigo Validation Center at https://sectigo.com/support. Click on “Submit a ticket”, select Validation Department, and submit your request. Please mention your “Partner Order ID” in your message.
I. New Orders
STEP 1: Agreement signing
In a few hours after the order is placed, you will receive an email from Sectigo with a click-through link called the “Validation Manager link“.
Please use this click-through link to access the Validation form and sign the agreement using a digital signature and upload it directly to Sectigo.
If you didn’t receive the email with the link and/or can’t sign the agreement digitally, please fill these 2 forms – Certificate Request Form and EV SSL Subscriber Agreement – and send them to Sectigo (see above instructions).
You can also download the Sectigo EV forms from their knowledge-base.
STEP 2: Business Validation
To pass Business validation, you may have to provide an official registration document, such as Business License, Article of Incorporation, and or Registration application.
Here are the BV options:
A. No paperwork. Your company’s legal existence will be checked via public government database using your company name and your unique Registration/Identification number OR via verified public 3rd party databases, such as GLEIF, Duns & Bradstreet, Hoovers, Companies House GOV.UK.
B. Paperwork. Your company will be verified using:
- an official registration document, such as Articles of Incorporation, Government Issued Business License, or
- a copy of a recent: company bank statement, company phone bill, or major company utility bill (i.e. power bill, water bill, etc.).
STEP 3: Callback process
The last step is a callback process called Phone Validation. Sectigo will call you and asks to confirm your name and order to validate the official company’s phone number.
Below are the 4 callback options. You don’t have to do all four things from below. Doing just one of them will be enough.
A. Yellow Pages Databases. Sectigo verifies your phone number via public Yellow pages Databases.
B. DUNS. The second way is to provide your DUNS number to Sectigo. You can get your company’s DUNS number from this website: https://www.dandb.com/. If Sectigo gets back to you and says that your DUNS listing does not contain a phone number, then you need to contact Dun & Bradstreet (at https://www.dandb.com/) and ask them to “add your company’s phone number to their business directory and on the report”.
C. Local phone database. If you don’t have a DUNS number, then the other thing you can do is to provide your company’s registration number for Sectigo to check your company with your country’s governmental directories (e.g.: Corporation Division, Companies House, Department of State, etc). Please note that Sectigo will be looking to see your company’s phone number listed there as well. Not all governmental directories have the companies’ phone numbers. If the governmental directory allows you to call them, email them, or use their website to add your phone number, then please go ahead and do that.
D. Legal Opinion. If the above two options (2.1 and 2.2) don’t work for you, then the third and last option to validate your phone number is to ask a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), or a Latin Notary, or an Attorney (Lawyer) to write, sign and send a letter to Sectigo where they confirm your company name, address and phone number. You can find the sample letters below:
II. Renewal/Reissue Orders
For reissues and renewal order, instead of Step 1 and 2, you must contact Sectigo Validation Center at https://sectigo.com/support. Click on “Submit a ticket”, or choose Live Chat, select Validation Department and submit the following request (please replace  fields with the corresponding info):
Reason for the ticket: Validation
Order number: [Your Partner Order ID]
Subject: Extended Validation
Please validate order [Partner Order ID] using the company name [Your Company Name], with [Registration/ID number] and [DUNS number].
Sectigo will then contact you for Step 3 or any updates of Step 1 or 2 described above.
You have to pass the Extended Validation when you buy a new or reissue/renew an EV SSL Certificate.
At the same time, the process of completing the Extended Validation is easier the following years, so as the Certificate Authority has more information about your company in their system, based on your previous EV SSL Certificates requests.
Please check the Renew/Reissue EV instructions.
To add your Company Name and TAX/VAT number, you have to login into your SSL Dragon Account and follow these steps:
- Click on the “Hello, *Your Name*” button on the right top side of your account dashboard and select “Edit Account Settings”;
- On the ‘My Details’ page, you will find the ‘Company Name’ and ‘Company TAX/VAT ID’ field;
- Fill in these fields with the necessary information then click on ’Save Changes’.
After you perform the above steps, your SSL Dragon account and all your invoices will be automatically updated with this information.
There are many different ways to install an SSL Certificate, and they all depend on your SSL Certificate brand, the webserver 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.
We always recommend you get specialized help with your 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.
Server Platforms And Mobile Browser Compatibility
- BEA Weblogic
- IBM HTTP Server
- Microsoft ISA
- Microsoft IIS
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005
- Microsoft Live Communication
- BEA Weblogic
- Lotus Domino
- C2Net Stronghold
- Java Web Server (Javasoft / Sun)
- Ensim Control Panel
- cPanel / Web Host Manager
- C2Net Stronghold
- iPlanet Server / Sun One
- Java Web Server (Javasoft / Sun)
- Lotus Domino
- Netscape Enterprise Server
- Novell ConsoleOne
- Novel Webserver
- C2Net Stronghold
- And other SSL-Capable Servers
- Apple iPhone, iPod Safari 1+
- Microsoft Windows Mobile 5/6*
- Opera Mobile 6+
- Opera Mini v3+
- ACCESS NetFront Browser v3.4 +
- RIM Blackberry v4.2.1 +
- KDDI Openwave v18.104.22.168 +
- Netscape Communicator 4.51+
- NTT / DoCoMo
- Nintendo Wii
- Sony Playstation 3
- Sony Playstation Portable
- Lotus Notes (6+)
- Microsoft Outlook 99+
- Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0+
- Mail.app (Mac OS X)v
- Microsoft Entourage (OS/X)
- Microsoft Outlook Express 5+
- The Bat 1+
- Qualcomm Eudora 6.2+
- Windows Mail 1.0+ (Vista)
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1. Use our Wizard and find the SSL Certificate that suits you best;
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