Vetting and getting a signing certificate and S/MIME

S/MIME certificates are used to sign e-mails and documents. Learn more about the verification and acquisition process. The procedure varies slightly from product to product.

S/MIME certificates Premium Class 1 and 2

S/MIME Client Premium certificate contains the email address for which the certificate is issued. This address must be verified before the certificate can be issued to prove that the address' owner agrees with the issuance of the certificate.

Email verification for the certificate's issuance
Email verification for the certificate's issuance

The link sent by the certificate authority leads to the DigiCert web. Here you’ll see the positive outcome of the address’ verification and the confirmation of the certificate’s issuance. At this point you only need to wait for the authority to issue your certificate.

Confirmation of the address' verification and certificate's issuance
Confirmation of the address' verification and certificate's issuance

You’ll receive the issued certificate by email, but to be able to import it into mail clients you’ll have to create a PFX file and import the certificate in this file. You’ll find a guide for this import in our help article Export and import certificates in various repositories.

Document Signing Organization certificates

This type of certificate is stored on the token for maximum protection of its owner. The principle of verification is similar to Code Signing EV Certificates.

We advance the order of the Document Signing Organization certificate to the certificate authority, which verifies the requestor's company. The level of verification corresponds to that of an OV certificate.

After the certificate is issued, you will receive a token. This token serves for signing and it already contains the issued certificate. The password to unlock the token can be found in the order detail on your SSLmarket customer account.