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Flex certificates

DigiCert offers certificates that support any type of domain configuration and can be ordered as single-domain or multi-domain certificates with any combination of fully qualified domain name (FQDN) and wildcard SANs.

This gives you the flexibility to order the certificates you want and add additional SANs during your certificates' lifetime without needing to change products. These certificates do not have dedicated multi-domain or wildcard versions. Instead, you add those as you configure the base certificate.

Which certificates have flex capabilities?

Name

Product identifier For use with the Services API

Basic OV

ssl_basic

Basic EV

ssl_ev_basic

Secure Site OV

ssl_securesite_flex

Secure Site EV

ssl_ev_securesite_flex

Secure Site Pro SSL

ssl_securesite_pro

Secure Site Pro EV SSL

ssl_ev_securesite_pro

Thawte SSL 123 DV

ssl_dv_thawte

Thawte SSL Webserver OV

ssl_thawte_webserver

Thawte SSL Webserver EV

ssl_ev_thawte_webserver

GeoTrust DV SSL (the Geotrust Standard DV SSL is not a flex product)

ssl_dv_geotrust_flex

GeoTrust TrueBusiness ID OV

ssl_geotrust_truebizid

GeoTrust TrueBusiness ID EV

ssl_ev_geotrust_truebizid

Private SSL OV

private_ssl_flex

Encryption Everywhere DV

ssl_dv_ee

Configuration

All DigiCert SSL certificates allow you to cover both the base domain and the www subdomain at no added cost. With flex certificates, you must include both versions in your request, because they will not be added automatically. This also applies to Wildcards (example.com available for free with *.example.com) and multi-level subdomains ( www.sub.example.com available for free with sub.example.com). If you are using the API, read how to configure your API request to include both versions of the domain for free.

The common name and SANs listed in your CSR are ignored. You must include all domains you want covered in your CertCentral or API request.

Pricing

The total price of a flex certificate is calculated by the base price/value of the certificate, plus the total number of SANs:

Certificate base price/value + FQDN total (FQDN SAN price * Number of FQDN SANs) + Wildcard total (Wildcard SAN price * Number of wildcard SANs)*

*When ordering server licenses, multiply the above total by the total number of licenses.

When ordering through CertCentral, the price will update with the certificate's configuration. You can see the current price in the Transaction summary on the right-hand side of the Request page, or by using the order-pricing API.