SSL certificate selection using the vetting method

SSL certificates from certificate authorities are issued in accordance with previously set policies and recommendations. To make the trustworthiness concept work and ensure security, every certificate must undergo a validation process before it can be issued.

The SSL certificate validation process is split into three basic groups - Domain Validation (DV), Organization Validation (OV) and Extended Validation (EV). The time to issue, display of information in web browsers and the price of the SSL certificate depend on the selected validation method. If you have trouble selecting the proper SSL certificate type, our experienced employees will be only too glad to help.

Domain Validation (DV)

The most affordable SSL certificates which use just basic domain validation to validate themselves and only a verification email message is sent. The great advantage of DV certificates lies in the short issue time and it can be accomplished in a few minutes.

We recommend using the DV SSL certificates for projects where the time to obtain the certificate, security usefulness and low cost play a vital role. They can be used in virtually every field requiring SSL communication, mostly in Intranet use, internal systems or for smaller website projects, where there's no need to validate the organization for which the SSL certificate was issued.

  • Price list
  • Validation process
  • Browser support
SSL certificate Prices from
SSLmarket
Price CA Validation Support
SAN/UC
Issuance time
(from)
Validity
(years)
Order
RapidSSL $13.33 $59 DV NO 2 minutes 1-3 BuyDetail
Thawte SSL 123 $41.7 $149 DV NO 10 minutes 1-3 BuyDetail
GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium $57.70 $149 DV 4 10 minutes 1-3 BuyDetail
RapidSSL Wildcard $112 $249 DV NO 2 minutes 1-3 BuyDetail

Prices listed excl. VAT.

Validation process

The SSL certificate issue process means sending an email message to a previously selected domain email address from the SSL certificate request (admin, administrator, hostmaster, webmaster, postmaster), or to the domain owner´s e-mail address (from the domain register; for a CZ domain, the CZ.NIC register). You can just confirm every detail about the requested SSL certificate in the received message and the verification process is finished and, in turn, the SSL certificate is issued and sent to the technical contact of the customer.

Browser display

Thanks to validation via the confirmation email message sent to the selected domain address, the information in the browser is very limited.

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Organization Validation (OV)

An SSL certificate with full identification of the organization for which the SSL certificate is issued. The organization validation method emphasizes www project operator trustworthiness and a visitor can verify the website operator at any time. Certificates are issued fairly quickly; generally the validation process is accomplished in several business days.

OV SSL certificates are used in business website projects like e-shops, booking systems or any other web projects where the site operator is clearly declared thanks to the higher SSL certificate validation level.

  • Price list
  • Validation process
  • Browser support
SSL certificate Prices from
SSLmarket
Price CA Validation Support
SAN/UC
Issuance time
(from)
Validity
(years)
Order
Thawte Web Server $72.7 $199 OV 1-250 2 days 1-3 BuyDetail
Symantec Secure Site $266.70 $399 OV 1-250 2 days 1-3 BuyDetail
Symantec Secure Site Pro $663.30 $995 OV 1-250 2 days 1-3 BuyDetail
GeoTrust True BusinessID $74 $199 OV 4-250 2 days 1-3 BuyDetail
Geotrust True B.ID Wildcard $290.70 $499 OV NO 2 days 1-3 BuyDetail
Thawte Web Server Wildcard $305 $599 OV NO 2 days 1-3 BuyDetail

Prices listed excl. VAT.

Validation process

The SSL certificate issue process is fully manual and encompasses the validation of the domain owner for which the SSL certificate will be issued, validation of the organization of the certificate applicant and telephone verification of the contact person. The organization datais checked in the Commercial Register, the contact data in public phone books, the domain owner is verified against the available domain operator databases. Final validation is performed by phone withthe authorization person listed in the order.
If the certificate authority cannot find certain information publicly, it requests an additional form of validation. The time to issue the certificate increases by the time needed to make additional verifications.

Display in browser

Thanks to the full identification of the organization for which the SSL certificate is issued, the visitor can check the site operator any time and trust it.

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Detail certifikátu s OV ověřením v prohlížeči

Extended Validation (EV)

EV SSL certificates provide users withthe most secure communication method as secured web pages are unambiguously marked in browsers by the distinctivegreen colour of the address bar with information about the organization and the certificate authority. By obtaining an EV SSL certificate, every website operator declares its focus on Internet security and its will to rank among the top businesses that use these certificates.

SSL certificates with Extended validation (EV) are used in projects where the highest level of trustworthiness is required, like in the banking and financial sectors and in all web projects where the highest level of validation and security is required.

  • Price list
  • Validation process
  • Browser support
SSL certificate Prices from
SSLmarket
Price CA Validation Support
SAN/UC
Issuance time
(from)
Validity
(years)
Order
GeoTrust True BusinessID EV $174.50 $299 EV 4-250 7 days 1-2 BuyDetail
Thawte Web Server EV $225 $299 EV 1-250 7 days 1-2 BuyDetail
Symantec Secure Site EV $650 $995 EV 1-250 5 days 1-2 BuyDetail
Symantec Secure Site Pro EV $1050 $1499 EV 1-250 5 days 1-2 BuyDetail

Prices listed excl. VAT.

Validation process

To ensure maximum security theEV SSL certificate issue method is more exhaustive during the validation phase, and it takes more time to issue it than a general OV certificate. The Information is validated against more sources and certified documents have to be sent. The owner's domain details for which the SSL certificate will be issued are checked, the applicant's organization is verified, and the contact person and their employment relationship are verified too.
The organization data is checked in the Commercial Register, the contact data in public phone books, and the domain owner is verified against available domain operator databases.
The contact person's employment relationship is verified using the supplied form from the certificate authority, which must be confirmed by an authorized person in the organization (HR manager, head). In turn, this person is validated by phone. Final validation is performed by phone with the authorization person listed in the order.
If the certificate authority cannot find certain information publicly, it requests an additional form of validation. The time to issue the certificate increases by the time needed to make additional verifications.

Display in the browser

An secured website is marked by the distinctive green colour of the address bar in the browser with information aboutthe organization and the certificate authority. It is definitely the highest level for expressing trustworthiness.

Zobrazení certifikátu s EV ověřením v adresním řádku prohlížeče
Detail certifikátu s EV ověřením v prohlížeči