The validation process will depend on the SSL type you’ve purchased. The process will require you to submit documents supporting your business is real and you’re the legitimate and legal owner of your website.
Here are the different SSL types that you can purchase with Vodien:
A Domain Validated (DV) SSL Certificate is the most basic one. This requires the least verification process. Certificate Authority (CA) verifies if you won the domain which you’ve requested the certificate. This is best for personal blogs, etc.
Domain Control Validation
To get this, you will need to create a valid email address with your domain name. The verification process through email is to ensure that you, as the requestor, has admin rights on the domain name. The approval of your certificate will be sent to the following email address:
|Note: There are no alternatives for the email address. However, you can use other email accounts as long as it is visible on WHOIS record for your domain.|
Organisation Validation (OV) Certificate requires you to prove that your organisation is a legal entity. This process is a log more detailed than the Standard SSL. It may take a few days to validate the certificate which is why OV Certificates provide a better authentication.
Here are the requirements needed:
1. Verify Identity and Address
This requirement will depend if you’re applying as an organisation, or if you’re applying as an individual.
Applying an organisation
Corporations, government agencies, registered business entities, etc. Here’s how to verify your identity and address:
- Government agency in the jurisdiction of the applicant’s legal creation, existence, or recognition.
- Third-party database that is periodically updated and considered a Reliable Data Source. This includes:
If the information above, only verifies your identity. We will further verify by:
- Articles of Incorporation (with address)
- Government Issued Business License (with address)
- Copy of a recent company bank statement (you may blacken out the Account Number)
- Copy of a recent company phone bill
- Copy of a recent major utility bill of the company (i.e. power bill, water bill, etc.) or current lease agreement for the company
|Note: “Recent documents” must be dated within the last 6 months.|
Applying as an individual
Here’s how we can verify your identity and address:
a. Copy of a valid driver’s license or passport
b. Copy of a recent major utility bill (i.e. power bill, water bill, etc.) or bank statement
|Note: If the Driver’s License and Passport are not listing any address details or those details do not match the account, we need A and 2 documents from B.|
2. Domain Control Validation
3. Callbacks to a verified telephone number
This process is to verify your (applicant’s) identity. The telephone number must be associated with the organisation in your validation documents. If the callback is successful, your certificate is issued and you will be notified through email once it’s available
Premium + EV SSL
The validation process for this takes longer than the other two mentioned as this requires thorough verification of your identity and your organisation you are applying for the certificate.
Here’s how to validate and get your EV SSL:
- Certificate Subscriber Agreement
Accept the Certificate Subscriber Agreement by downloading the document, reading the information carefully, filing out all necessary information and send it to [email protected].
Comodo Certificate Subscriber Agreement
- EV Certificate Request
The request form that you need to submit for EV SSL Certificates
EV Certificate Request
- Sample Letter to an Accountant
This is the template you will use to write a letter to your accountant when you verify information in your application.
Sample Accountant Letters – Vodien
- Sample Letter for Legal Opinion
This is the template you will use to request confirmation of your information form a Latin Notary.
Sample Form Legal Opinion Letter – Vodien
- Sample Letter for Government Organisation Supplying Legal Opinions
This is the legal letter template that will be used by Government departments.
Sample Form Legal Opinion Letter Government Organisation – Vodien