The verification process and the documents required when purchasing:

NOTE!

Validity of the documents being the basis for verification of certification applications:

  • For new certification applications and for renewed certificates, documents and information from public registers may not be older than 13 months,
  • Authorization documents, whether they are timely or not – remain valid for 13 months from the date of issue,
  • Identity documents must be up-to-date (valid) on the day the certificate is issued.
  • Identity documents delivered to Certum by e-mail should be sent in a password-protected file, please contact the Certum technical support helpline in order to determine how to transfer the password

The EV Code Signing certificate

The issuance of the EV Code Signing certificate requires verification of the identity of the Subscriber and of the Organization.

Verification based on documents

Selecting the option of verification based on documents consists in sending the following documents:

or

  • notarial confirmation of identity

or for a quicker issuance

  • a copy of the identity document of the ordering person (ID card, passport, driving license, permanent residence card). The copy should be a fully reproduced document (both sides),

 

The identity can also be confirmed on the basis of a valid qualified certificate issued for the Subscriber by Certum .

We would like to inform you that if you choose the option of a copy of the identity document, this copy will be used only for the purpose of processing the contract/order and after confirmation of your identity will not be further processed and will be immediately, permanently deleted from our database.

 

In addition, Certum also requires sending the following:

  1. a bill issued to the certified organization (gas, electricity, water, telephone, etc.),
  2. power of attorney or authorization confirming the relationship of the person ordering the certificate with the organization – if the ordering party is not listed in the relevant register as a person authorized to represent the company,
  3. company registration document .

 

In justified cases, the Certum team may ask for sending additional documents necessary for proper verification.

All collected documents should be sent to Certum using one of the following methods:

  • by e-mail as a password-protected file to the address: ccp@certum.pl (recommended form),

please contact the Certum technical support helpline in order to determine how to transfer the password

  • by fax to: +48 91 4257 422
  • by post to:

Certum
Bajeczna 13
71-838 Szczecin

 

Telephone verification

If you select the phone verification option, Certum will contact you within 48 working hours using the phone number you have provided. The telephone number provided in the application for telephone verification must be a company number and be available in publicly available registers, e.g. DUNS,  Business Activity Central Register and Information Record (CEiDG), Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS), pkt.pl, panoramafirm.pl or other public databases qualified as reliable and credible information sources. Certum will carry out a telephone verification confirming the applicant’s authorization by talking to an authorized person.

 

Note

We do not issue Certum EV Code Signing certificates:

  • to natural persons – no field of the certificate may include the following data: first and last name
  • to domains, IP numbers.

The Standard Code Signing certificate

The issuance of the Standard Code Signing certificate requires verification of the identity of the Subscriber/Organization.

 

Verification based on documents

Selecting the option of verification based on documents consists in sending the following documents:

Verification of a private individual applying for the certificate on their own behalf:

or

  • notarial confirmation of identity

or for a quicker issuance

  • a copy of the identity document of the ordering person (ID card, passport, driving license, permanent residence card). The copy should be a fully reproduced document (both sides),

 

The identity can also be confirmed on the basis of a valid qualified certificate issued for the Subscriber by Certum.
Verification of the identity of the person applying for a certificate on behalf of the organization:

or

  • notarial confirmation of identity

or for a quicker issuance

  • a copy of the identity document of the ordering person (ID card, passport, driving license, permanent residence card). The copy should be a fully reproduced document (both sides),

 

The identity can also be confirmed on the basis of a valid qualified certificate issued for the Subscriber by Certum .

and

  1. power of attorney or authorization confirming the relationship of the person ordering the certificate with the organization – if the ordering party is not listed in the relevant register as a person authorized to represent the company,
  2. company registration document .

 

In justified cases, the Certum team may ask for sending additional documents necessary for proper verification.

All collected documents should be sent to Certum using one of the following methods:

  • by e-mail as a password-protected file to the address: ccp@certum.pl (recommended form),

please contact the Certum technical support helpline in order to determine how to transfer the password

  • by fax to: +48 91 4257 422
  • by post to:

Certum

Bajeczna 13

71-838 Szczecin

 

Verification by telephone (not applicable to certificates for natural persons).

If you select the phone verification option, Certum will contact you within 48 working hours using the phone number you have provided. The telephone number provided in the application for telephone verification must be a company number and be available in publicly available registers, e.g. DUNS, Business Activity Central Register and Information Record (CEiDG), Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS), pkt.pl, panoramafirm.pl or other public databases qualified as reliable and credible information sources. Certum will carry out a telephone verification confirming the applicant’s authorization by talking to an authorized person.

The Open Source Code Signing certificate

We issue Open Source Code Signing certificates only to natural persons.

We would like to inform you that since March 13, 2017, the option of telephone verification for Open Source Code Signing certificates is not available.

 

Verification based on documents

Selecting the option of verification based on documents consists in sending the following documents:

or

  • notarial confirmation of identity

or for a quicker issuance

  • a copy of the identity document of the ordering person (ID card, passport, driving license, permanent residence card). The copy should be a fully reproduced document (both sides),

 

The identity can also be confirmed on the basis of a valid qualified certificate issued for the Subscriber by Certum .

and

  1. a bill issued to the subscriber (gas, electricity, water, telephone, etc.),
  2. the website address of the ongoing Open Source project.

 

The project must be publicly available and indicate clearly the subscriber’s relationship with the project. If Certum is unable to identify the project based on publicly available information, the certification application will be rejected.

All collected documents should be sent to Certum using one of the following methods:

  • by e-mail as a password-protected file to the address: ccp@certum.pl (recommended form),
  • please contact the Certum technical support helpline in order to determine how to transfer the password
  • by fax to: +48 91 4257 422
  • by post to:

Certum
Bajeczna 13
71-838 Szczecin

 

NOTE:

  1. Open Source Code Signing certificates cannot contain domain names and IP addresses.
  2. The Ordering Party must also be the subscriber to the certificate.
  3. We issue Open Source Code Signing certificates only to natural persons.
  4. When a certificate is issued, the phrase “Open Source Developer” is automatically added to the “CN” field (Common Name), while the Organization field only contains “Open Source Developer”.

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