Thawte Web Server

The most popular SSL certificate from Thawte certification authority in our portfolio. It provides full identification and validation of the organization, for which the SSL certificate is issued. To highlight trust and security, the Thawte Web Server certificate is the right choice forevery website project or web application.

  • Trusted for 99.9% of browsers
  • Organization Validation (OV)
  • Free certificate reissue
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • $1 250 000 Netsure warranty
  • 1-3 year validity
  • SAN/UC technology support
  • Thawte Site Seal
  • IDN support
  • Customer support in English

Recommended certificate usage

Thawte Web Server certificates can be used in commercial website projects like e-shops and booking systems, in company sites or public projects, where the site operator is declared thanks to the higher SSL certificate validation level.
The certificate is part of the Organization Validation (OV) certificate group. If a user-friendly approach and prestige play a vital role, we recommend using EV certificate (Extended Validation).

Thawte Web Server price list

1 year 2 years 3 years Order
Price per year / CA / you save
$87.00 / $218 / 60.1%
$76.00 / $414 / 63.3%
$72.67 / $495 / 56%
Price per year / CA / you save
$87.00 / $218 / 60.1%
$76.00 / $414 / 63.3%
$72.67 / $495 / 56%
SAN/UC extension $56 $97 $137

SAN/UC extension - price per 1 subject. 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 any message about untrustworthiness. In a web browser, the information about secured communication is displayed in the address bar by thelock icon and by the 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 Thawte Web Server certificate in a browser

More domain security support

The SSL certificate supports SAN/UC technology (Subject Alternative Name/Unified Communications), which enables you to secure more domains (subjects) using one SSL certificate. In this way the purchase price to achieve SSL security for more web projects can be significantly reduced.
Nowadays, you can add up to 100 additional domains (subjects) to the primary domain for the Thawte Web Server certificate. In total you can secure up to 101 unrelated domains.
The price for a SAN/UC extension is for one subject at a time and the number of domains (subjects) is entered when placing the order. During the certificate validity period SAN domains can be changed or added. The primary domain cannot be changed during the validity period.

Examples of securing domains by Thawte Web Server certificate

  • (primary domain)
  • (internal domain name, divided by dots)
  • (internal domain name, divided by dots)
  • (public IP address)

Validation process

The SSL certificate issue process is fully manual and means validation of the owner of the domain 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´s details checked in the Commercial Register, 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 on 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.

Certificate issuance time

If you enter a correct CSR file to your order and make the payment, the validation and issuance process of your SSL certificate is generally finished in a couple of business days.

Certificate validity

The SSL certificate is valid from the date its validation is finished and the certificate is issued. The validity period runs from this date for the period (of 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 for FREE, if necessary. To successfully reissue of the certificate it is necessary to supply a new CSR file which contains the same data as the original order.

Certificate renewal (RENEW)

The SSL certificate renewal process can be started 90 days before the end of the validity period. There is no need to worry about losing the remaining certificate validity time, This period will be added to the renewed certificate and the unused days will be rounded up to months. The remaining period can only be added 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 the 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