Hide alternative domain control validation (DCV) methods

  1. In your CertCentral account, in the sidebar menu, click Settings > Preferences.

  2. On the Division Preferences page, at the bottom of the page, click Advanced Settings.

  3. In the Domain Control Validation (DCV) section, under DCV Methods, uncheck the alternative DCV methods that you wish to remove as an option when adding domains for pre-validation.

    Note: The email validation method is always available and cannot be hidden.

    • Show DNS CNAME as an alternative DCV method when managing / adding domains.
      To demonstrate control over the domain, you add a DigiCert generated token (provided for the domain in your CertCentral account) to the domain’s DNS as a CNAME record.
    • Show HTTP Practical Demonstration as an alternative DCV method when managing / adding domains
      To demonstrate control over the domain, you host a file containing a DigiCert generated token (provided for the domain in your CertCentral account) at a predetermined location on your website ([domain]/.well-know/pki-validation/[filename].txt).
    • Show DNS TXT as an alternative DCV method when managing / adding domains
      To demonstrate control over the domain, you add a DigiCert generated token (provided for the domain in your CertCentral account) to the domain’s DNS as a TXT record.
  4. At the bottom of the page, click Save Settings.