Industry standards change: End of 2-year public SSL/TLS certificates
On August 27, 2020, 6:00 PM MDT (August 28 00:00 UTC), DigiCert stopped issuing public DV, OV, and EV SSL/TLS certificates with a maximum validity greater than 397 days. For more information about this change, see End of 2-year DV, OV, and EV public SSL/TLS certificates.
To maximize your SSL/TLS coverage, purchase your new certificates with a DigiCert® Multi-year Plan. For more information about these plans, see Multi-year Plans.
After submitting your order, you'll need to complete domain validation for the domain on the order (demonstrate control over the domain) before we can issue your certificate. See Domain Control Validation (DCV) Methods.
Create a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
To remain secure, certificates must use at least a 2048-bit key size. For information about creating a CSR, see Create a CSR (Certificate Signing Request).
Select the DV Certificate You Want to Order
Add Your CSR
We take the common name included in your CSR and add it to the Common Name field.
On the Request RapidSSL Standard DV Certificate page, in the Certificate Details section, use one of the options below to add your CSR.
When you add the CSR to the order form, we take the common name included in the CSR and add it to the Common Name box.
To add or change the common name, manually enter the domain you want this DV certificate to secure.
Include both [your-domain].com and www. [your-domain].com in the certificate
To secure both [your-domain] and www.[your-domain] in your certificate for free:
To only secure the version of the domain entered in the Common Name box, uncheck Include both [your-domain].com and www. [your-domain].com in the certificate.
How long do you need to protect your site?
Select the validity period for the first SSL/TLS certificate in your order: 1 year, Custom expiration date, or Custom length.
Industry standards dictate that the maximum validity period for all public SSL/TLS certificates is 397 days (approximately 13 months).
Advanced Certificate Options
SHA-256 is the only hash algorithm available for DV certificates.
Select a DCV Method to Prove Control Over Your Domain
Before DigiCert can issue your DV certificate, you must demonstrate control over the domain on your certificate order. To learn more about the available DCV Methods, see Domain Control Validation (DCV) Methods.
In the DCV verification method drop-down list, choose the DCV method you want to use to demonstrate control over the domain on the certificate order.
After submitting your certificate order, you can change the DCV method from the certificate's Order # details page, if needed. (In the left main menu, go to Certificates > Orders. On the Orders page, in the Order # column of the DV certificate order, click the order number link.)
Select the Language for the DCV Email
In the DCV Email Language drop-down list, select the language you want DCV authentication email to be sent in.
Note that this drop-down list only appears when you select Email as your DCV method.
Add a Technical Contact
Adding a technical contact is optional.
However, we recommend adding a person we can contact should problems arise with processing the certificate order.
Notes and Certificate Renewal Message
Adding notes and a certificate renewal message is optional.
Comments and renewal messages are not included in the certificate.
Select Payment Method
Under Payment Information, select a payment method to pay for the certificate:
The Deposit link takes you to another page inside your CertCentral account. Any information entered in the request form will not be saved.
Certificate Service Agreement
Read through the agreement and check I agree to the Certificate Services Agreement.
When you are finished entering your DV order information, click Submit Certificate Request.
Before we can issue your certificate, the domain validation for the domains on the order (demonstrate control over the domain) must be completed. See Demonstrate control over domains on your SSL certificate order.