A domain validated SSL is the very common SSL Certificates, which secure your website with https and very easy validation type. Once you buy a Domain validated SSL Certificate, you need to following process to get your certificate from SSL Certificate authority.
Domain Validation Process
- File based verification – The certificate authority will provide you an html file knows as Authentication File (auth file) including a specific content (Hash Data), you just need to upload that file on your server directory. Once the finds the auth file, they will approve Certificate issuance request.
- Domain Registrar Information (DNS Records) – Certificate authority issues your certificate by domain registrar’s information. So if your domain registrar’s details are private, then you must turn it open.
- Email Based Verification – Certificate authority verify domain identity by email. They send an email to the domain administrator; included with a unique link and verification code, you just need to confirm that link and your certificate will be issued.
Certificate authority may send email on any of following prefixes.
Whether it’s a wildcard SSL certificate, standard SSL certificate or a Multi domain SSL certificate, the Domain validation policy will remain same as we’ve mentioned above.
Note: Domain validation process may vary and its depends on Certificate Authority.