Thawte SSL123 certificate

The most affordable SSL certificate from Thawte certificate authority. The issuing process is based on Domain Validation (DV), which enables the SSL certificate to be issued in a few minutes. It is a "Low authenticated" certificate containing just domain information, with no further details.

  • Issued in a couple of minutes
  • trusted for 99.9% of browsers
  • Free certificate reissue
  • 30-day money-back warranty
  • $500 000 Netsure warranty
  • Automatic online validation
  • 1-3 year validity
  • Thawte® Site Seal
  • IDN support
  • Customer support in English

Recommended certificate usage

We recommend using this certificate for projects where it is important to obtain a certificate quickly, achieve efficient security and get a bargain. It can be used in virtually every field requiring SSL communication, but mostly in intranet solutions, mail server security or simple web applications/sites.
If a user-friendly approach and a higher level of guarantee play a vital role, we recommend using an EV certificate (Extended Validation) or OV certificate (Organization Validation).

Thawte SSL123 price list

1 year 2 years 3 years Order
Price per year / CA / you save
$50.00 / $149 / 66.4%
$44.00 / $259 / 66%
$41.67 / $369 / 66.1%
Price per year / CA / you save
$50.00 / $149 / 66.4%
$44.00 / $259 / 66%
$41.67 / $369 / 66.1%

Prices listed excl. VAT.

  • Certificate detail
  • More domain support (SAN/UC)
  • Validation and issuance time
  • Validity and renewal

Displaying the certificate in a browser

All these certificates are fully trusted and website visitors are not bothered by messages about untrustworthiness. In the web browser, the information about secure communication is displayed in the address bar by thelock icon and by a letter "s" next to the http protocol. By clicking the lock you can verify the site operator and the certificate publisher. More information about displaying the certificate in a browser.

displaying the certificate in a browser adress bar
displaying the SSL 123 certificate in a browser

More domain security support

An SSL certificate secures only one domaindetermined in advance which cannot be changed during the validity period. Therefore it is important to choose the same name, corresponding to the website you want to secure with the SSL certificate. There is a difference between a domain name with "www" (e. g. and without "www" (e.g. in the certificate.

Validation method

The SSL certificate issuing 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 UK domain, the NIC.UK register). You can simply 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.

Certificate issuance time

If you enter a correct CSR file to your order and make the payment online (credit card), your SSL certificate will be issued automatically in a couple of minutes.

Note: In rare cases, the issuance can be delayed due to one of the following reasons:

  • the authority performs a random security check of verified certificates and this can delay DV certificate issuance until the check (performed by an authority employee) is finished.
  • The domain for which the certificate is ordered contains a forbidden word (e.g. bank) or phrase, or a name protected by a trademark (e.g. Facebook, large enterprise or corporation names). In this case, the authority can carry out additional applicant verification or reject the certificate order.
  • The owner´s email address which serves to send the verification message can't be automatically determined

If the certificate is not issued in the above-mentioned standard time, feel free to contact ourCustomer Support, which will help you to resolve the problem.

Certificate validity

The SSL certificate is valid from the date when its validation is finished and the certificate is issued. The validity period runs from this date for the period (years) selected in the SSL certificate order.

Certificate reissue

You can have your certificate reissued (if, for example, you delete your private key) any time and FREE, if necessary. For successful reissuing of the certificate it is necessary to supply a new CSR file which contains the same data as the original order.

Certificate renewal (RENEW)

SSL certificate renewal process can be started 90 days before the end of the validity period. Don't worry about losing the remaining time of the certificate validity. This period will be added to the renewed certificate and the unused days will be rounded up to months. The remaining period can be added only when you order the SSL certificate renewal and pay for it at least 17 days before expiration.

Certificate seal display

Information about security on your website can be supported by displaying the seal generated by Thawte certificate authority. It is a dynamic image from which the user can immediately recognize that the site is secured by an SSL certificate. By clicking the seal, it is possible to verify all information about the certificate authority and SSL certificate validity. You can select one of three graphic variants of the seal. We strongly recommend using the seal on your website!

Thawte Trusted Site Seal