Got Questions? Well, you’ve arrived at the right place. Check out the frequently asked questions below regarding SSL Certificates. If you don’t find the answer your looking for, please give us a call at 888-818-0444!
- have an online store or accept online orders and credit cards
- offer a login or sign in on your site
- process sensitive data such as address, birth date, license, or ID numbers
- need to comply with privacy and security requirements (HIPAA,PCI Compliance)
Think of making a phone call on a party line. Anyone listening to your conversation could eavesdrop on every word. An SSL Certificate establishes a private line of communication during the transmission of the information between the two points. Before the data is sent it is ‘scrambled’ in a nearly indecipherable manner to assure that only the recipient is capable of unscrambling it.
Each SSL Certificate consists of a public key and a private key. The public key is used to encrypt information and the private key is used to decipher it. When a Web browser points to a secured domain, a Secure Sockets Layer handshake authenticates the server (Web site) and the client (Web browser). An encryption method is established with a unique session key and secure transmission can begin. True 128-bit SSL Certificates enable every site visitor to experience the strongest SSL encryption available to them.
- Internet Explorer export browser versions from 3.02 but before version 5.5
- Netscape export browser versions after 4.02 and up through 4.72
- Windows 2000 systems shipped prior to March 2001 that have not downloaded Microsoft’s High Encryption Pack or Service Pack 2 and that use Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer browser versions prior to 3.02 and Netscape browser versions prior to 4.02 are not capable of 128-bit encryption with any SSL Certificate.
- Articles of Incorporation
- Certificate of Formation
- Charter Documents
- Business License
- Doing Business As
- Registration of Trade Name
- Partnership Papers
- Fictitious Name Statement
- Vendor/Reseller/Merchant License
- Merchant Certificate
If we cannot automatically authenticate your company’s management responsibility for the domain name that is associated with the SSL Certificate, we will require an authorization letter from that domain’s owner. This step prevents applicants from fraudulently or accidentally obtaining SSL Certificates for inappropriate domains.