Encryption. Authentication. Trust.
Technology Warehouse is an authorized reseller of leading certificate authorities and offers wide-range of SSLs at low cost which are specially designed for individual and enterprises to establish a secure environment in the age of the cyber world. Our core business is SSL that provides maximum security to the website, extended authentication to manage the business reputation and boost trust to encourage the customers with HTTPS.
DV certificates are the most common type of SSL certificate. They are verified using only the domain name. Typically, the Certification Authority (CA) exchanges confirmation email with an address listed in the domain’s WHOIS record.
Alternatively, the CA provides a verification file which the owner places on the website to be protected. Either method confirms that the domain is controlled by the party requesting the certificate.
OV certificates require more validation than DV certificates, but provide more trust. For this type, the Certification Authority (CA) will verify the actual business that is attempting to get the certificate (the information required for OV certificates).
The organization’s name is also listed in the certificate, giving added trust that both the website and the company are reputable. OVs are usually used by corporations, governments and other entities that want to provide an extra layer of confidence to their visitors.
EV certificates provide the maximum amount of trust to visitors, and also require the most effort by the Certification Authority (CA) to validate. Per guidelines set by the CA/Browser Forum, extra documentation must be provided to issue an EV certificate (as described in EV SSL Requirements). As in the OV, the EV lists the company name in the certificate itself.
However, a fully validated EV certificate will also show the name of the company or organization in the address bar itself, and the address bar is displayed in green. This is an immediate, visual way that viewers can know that extra steps were taken to confirm the site they’re visiting – which is why most large companies and organizations choose EV certificates.
Frequently asked questions
The time it takes will vary depending on the type of SSL Certificate. Processing may take longer in the following circumstances:
- Domain Validation certificates generally take up to 2 days, after owner approval, to be issued.
- Organization Validation certificates usually take up to three days, after owner approval, to be issued.
- Extended Validation certificates often take up to 10 days, after owner approval, to be issued. It may be longer if additional documents are required.
The wildcard applies to the Alpha, Domain, and Organisation SSL certificates. The certificates are issued for the domain name specified in the initial application. If you buy a wildcard with one of these three certificates, it means that the common name specified is *.yourdomainname.com. You can then use the certificate on an unlimited number of subdomains and servers. You also have the option to add in the future.
If you need to secure multiple subdomains on a single domain name, you can buy a wildcard. For a wildcard SSL certificate, a common name of *.yourdomainname.com would secure www.yourdomainname.com, mail.yourdomainname.com, secure.yourdomainname.com, etc…
SSL Certificates expiration date exists because it helps SSL stay secure. In other words, it helps mitigating vulnerabilities caused by security standards. It helps SSL Certificate keep using all the latest security standards. Lastly, the shorter life cycle of SSL Certificate means to create new key once it expires, ultimately help in minimizing compromises such as loss of private key which are associated with the SSL certificates.