Use these instructions to order a Secure Site EV SSL, Secure Site EV Multi-Domain SSL, EV SSL, and EV Multi-Domain SSL Certificates.
When ordering EV Multi-Domain SSL certificates, you can add Other Hostnames (SANs) to the certificate order. This option is not available for the single domain certificates.
For EV certificates, the organization validation is more thorough and includes some additional checks. See SSL Certificate Validation Process from DigiCert.
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 Demonstrate control over domains on your SSL certificate order.
Create your Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
To remain secure, certificates must use at least a 2048-bit key size. For more information and instructions about creating a CSR, see Create a CSR (Certificate Signing Request).
Select the EV single or multi-domain SSL/TLS certificate you want to order
Add your CSR
We use the information included in your CSR to populate corresponding values in throughout the order form: Common Name, Other Hostnames (SANs), Organization, and Organization Unit(s). If any of this information is not included in the CSR, the field in the form is left blank.
If the organization in the CSR already exists in your account, we populate the Organization Contact card with the contact assigned to that organization. We will also populate the Verified Contact cards with any EV verified contacts assigned to that organization.
On the "Request" page, under Certificate Settings, upload your CSR to or Paste it in the Add Your CSR box.
When copying the text from the CSR file, make sure to include the
-----BEGIN NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- and
-----END NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- tags.
After adding your CSR to the form, we populate the Common Name field with the common name from the CSR.
To add the common name yourself, type the common name in the box, or under Common Name, expand Show Recently Created Domains and select the domain from the list.
Extended Validation SSL and Secure Site EV SSL orders
To get both versions of the domain ([your-domain].com and www.[your-doman].com) in the certificate for free, check Include both [your-domain].com and www. [your-domain].com in the certificate.
EV Multi-Domain and Secure Site EV Multi-Domain SSL orders
To get both versions of the common name in the certificate for free, add one version of the domain as the Common Name ([your-domain].com) and the other version as an Other Hostnames (SANs) (www.[your-doman].com) entry. This domain isn't added to the SANs count for the order.
Other Hostnames (SANs)
After adding your CSR, we populate the Other Hostnames (SANs) box with the SANs included in the CSR. You can still remove or add additional SANs as needed.
In the Other Hostnames (SANs) field, enter the additional hostnames you want the certificate to secure.
For EV Multi-Domain certificates, you get 3 SANs included in the base price of the certificate. Additional SANs (over those included in the base price) increase the cost of the certificate.
Select a validity period for the certificate: 1 year, 2 years, Custom expiration date, or Custom length.
Custom validity periods
Additional Certificate Options
The information is this section is optional.
Expand Additional Certificate Options and provide information as needed.
If you include organization units in your order, DigiCert will need to validate them before we can issue your certificate.
Auto Renew can't be used with credit card payments. To automatically renew a certificate, the order must be charged to account balance. You can configure the finance settings for your account on the Finance Settings page (in the sidebar menu, click Finances > Settings).
If your CSR includes an organization currently used in your account, we populate the Organization field in the order form with that organization's information.
To add an organization, click Add Organization.
Unless you update the Organization Contact, we will use you as the primary contact to validate this certificate order.
Verified Contact (required)
The Verified Contact is someone that works for the organization included in the certificate order. We will contact the organization directly to verify this contact to confirm the individual's name, email, phone number and job title.
Once verified, this contact can approve EV certificate orders via email (or from their CertCentral account, if you added them as a user).
If EV verified contact information is available in your account, we will populate the Verified Contact cards for you.
Assigning Verified Contacts to an organization is not a prerequisite for adding an organization. There may be instances were verified contact information won't be available for an organization.
In this case, manually add the Verified Contacts. You'll need to add at least one verified contact. For a user to be an EV verified contact, they must have a phone number and job title.
To add a verified contact:
Organization Contact (required)
The Organization Contact is someone who works for the organization included in the certificate order. We contact them to validate the organization and verify the request for OV TLS/SSL certificates. We also send them order confirmation and renewal emails.
We populate the Organization Contactcard for you.
To use a different organization contact
Technical Contact (optional)
In addition to yourself, this person will receive order emails including the one with the certificate attached, as well as renewal notifications.
To add a technical contact
Additional Order Options
The information is this section is optional.
Expand Additional Order Options and add information as needed.
Comments and renewal messages are not included in the certificate.
Enter the email addresses (comma separated) for the people you want to receive the certificate notification emails, such as certificate issuance, duplicate certificate, certificate renewals, etc.
These recipients can't manage the order, however they will receive all the certificate related emails.
Select Payment Method
Under Payment Information, select a payment method to pay for the certificate:
Certificate Services Agreement
Read through the agreement and check I agree to the Certificate Services Agreement.
Click Submit Certificate Request.
When an approval is required, the EV verified contact is sent an email informing them that they need to approve the certificate request.
Demonstrate control over the domains on your order
Now that you've submitted your order, you need to complete domain validation for the domain on the order (demonstrate control over the domain) before we can issue your certificate. See Demonstrate control over domains on your SSL certificate order.
Complete organization validation
To validate/authenticate your authority to order a certificate for the organization on your certificate order, we will call a verified phone number to speak with some who represents you, the certificate requestor, such as the organization or technical contact.
To get organization consent for your certificate order: