SSL validation

How does SSL validation work? This overview shows the required steps per validation type. Although the process can differ slightly for different suppliers, the order of the steps is the same. If you require advice or help choosing the right certificate or correctly creating your CSR, please contact us.


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Domain validation

Approver email

Access to the domain name is validated through an approver email. This can only be sent to a domain or address that can be found in the WHOIS.

Issuance

The certificate is issued through our portal.

Organisation validation

Company validation

The data in the CSR is compared with the public information in an authorised source. In the Netherlands, this is checked in the Chamber of Commerce trade register.

WHOIS validation

The information in the common name and any SAN names is compared with the information in the CSR and the previously checked company information. They have to be an exact match.

Validation by phone

The person entered in the request for the SSL certificate is contacted by phone, using a phone number found in an authorised public source.

Please note: the phone number on the company website does not qualify.

Issuance

The certificate is issued through our portal.

Extended (EV) validation

Company validation

The data in the CSR is compared with the public information in an authorised source. In the Netherlands, this is checked in the Chamber of Commerce trade register.

WHOIS validation

The information in the common name and any SAN names is compared with the information in the CSR and the previously checked company information. They have to be an exact match.

Validation by phone

The person entered in the request for the SSL certificate is contacted by phone, using a phone number found in an authorised public source.

Please note: the phone number on the company website does not qualify.

EV documents

An EV SSL certificate request cannot be completed without two signed documents: the Certificate Request Form and the Certificate Subscriber Agreement. These documents must be signed by the person requesting the certificate.

Issuance

The certificate is issued through our portal.

More / less information Domain validation
DV SSL certificate
Organisation validation
OV SSL certificate
Extended validation
EV SSL certificate
Approver email
Access to the domain name is validated through an approver email. This can only be sent to a domain or address that can be found in the WHOIS.
Company validation
The data in the CSR is compared with the public information in an authorised source. In the Netherlands, this is checked in the Chamber of Commerce trade register.
WHOIS validatie
The information in the common name and any SAN names is compared with the information in the CSR and the previously checked company information. They have to be an exact match.
Validation by phone
The person entered in the request for the SSL certificate is contacted by phone, using a phone number found in an authorised public source.

Please note: the phone number on the company website does not qualify.
EV documents
An EV SSL certificate request cannot be completed without two signed documents: the Certificate Request Form and the Certificate Subscriber Agreement. These documents must be signed by the person requesting the certificate.
Issuance
The certificate is issued through our portal.

Useful tips

Company validation
The following information is checked: statutory- or trade name, legal form, address information, postal code, city, country and country code. For an OV, the trade name may be used in the certificate. For an EV certificate, only the statutory name may be used (including the legal form).

Private key
The private key is generated during the creation of the CSR. In most cases, it is saved on the same server where the CSR was generated.

Installation certificate
The intermediate certificate must always be installed along with the certificate. Please visit our support page for more information and manuals.

Validation time
When a common name or SAN name is caught in the phishing check, the validation process may take longer than expected. The latest status of your request can be tracked through our portal.
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