Use these instructions to first check the status of your SSL certificate order, and then, to use the HTTP Practical Demonstration DCV method to demonstrate control over the domains on the order.For more information about this method and other DCV methods, see Demonstrate control over domains on your SSL certificate order.
Make sure to avoid some of the more common mistakes – Common mistakes: HTTP Practical Demonstration DCV method.
Go to the SSL/TLS certificate's order page to check its issuance status. You can also see what domain and organization validation needs to be completed before we can issue it.
In your CertCentral account, go to the order's Order # details page.
On the Order # details page, in the Validation in Progress section, check the order's issuance status (is the order waiting on domain or organization validation to be completed?).
On the Order #details page, under You Need To, click the domain link you want to complete the DCV for.
When you have multiple domains (SANs) on an order, each one will be listed. Those with a checkmark next to them are validated. Those with a clock icon next to them still need you to complete their validation.
In the Prove Control Over Domain window, in the DCV Method dropdown, select HTTP Practical Demonstration.
Create your .txt files
Create the .well-known/pki-validation directory
Create the .well-known/pki-validation/ directory on your site and place your .txt file in it.
For Windows-based servers, the .well-known folder must be created via command line (mkdir .well-known).
Verify the HTTP Token
Congratulations! You demonstrated control over the domain and completed its domain validation.