The verification process and the documents required when purchasing:

The Certum Premium EV SSL Certificate (or its MultiDomain option)

In case of the EV SSL certificate (or MultiDomain option), the identity of the Subscriber of the certificate is verified in accordance with the Guidelines For The Issuance And Management Of Extended Validation Certificates.

 

The condition for issuance of the Certum Premium EV SSL certificate is a successful confirmation by the Subscriber of its control over the certified domain and confirmation of the information contained in the certificate application.

 

In order to verify the domain, please log in to your account at en.sklep.certum.pl and then in the Activate Certificates tab continue the process, which requires choosing ONE of the THREE available verification methods:

  • verification of the e-mail address by confirming the verification link, which will be sent by Certum to an e-mail address in the domain (e.g.: admin@yourdomain.eu, administrator@yourdomain.eu, webmaster@yourdomain.eu, postmaster@yourdomain.eu, hostmaster@yourdomain.eu),
  • verification of the access to the domain by placing on the server a file with the name and content that you will receive from Certum ,
  • verification of the access to the domain by creating an appropriate TXT record in the DNS with the name and content that you will receive from Certum.

For each of the above methods, Certum will send you a message containing the information necessary to carry out the verification and a special activation link to be used after implementing the required changes in the certified domain. The domain should then be automatically verified which will be reported to you.

 

In order to activate the Certum Premium EV SSL certificate it is necessary to additionally verify the identity of the Subscriber. In the last stage of activation, the user selects one of two verification methods.

 

  • 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:

  • a paid domain bill or a statement of the domain owner about the subscriber’s exclusive right to use the domain name – only if the domain is not registered in the WHOIS database or information in the database indicates that the subscriber is not the owner of the domain.
  • authorization/power of attorney  confirming the applicant’s authorization to represent the entity, if the person applying for the certificate is not authorized to represent the institution on their own.

 

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.

The Certum Trusted SSL certificate (or its MultiDomain/ Wildcard options)

The condition for issuance of the Certum Trusted SSL certificate is a successful confirmation by the Subscriber of its control over the certified domain and confirmation of the information contained in the certificate application.

 

In order to verify the domain, please log in to your account at en.sklep.certum.pl and then in the Activate Certificates tab continue the process, which requires choosing ONE of the THREE available verification methods:

  • verification of the e-mail address by confirming the verification link, which will be sent by Certum to an e-mail address in the domain (e.g.: admin@yourdomain.eu, administrator@yourdomain.eu, webmaster@yourdomain.eu, postmaster@yourdomain.eu, hostmaster@yourdomain.eu),
  • verification of the access to the domain by placing on the server a file with the name and content that you will receive from Certum ,
  • verification of the access to the domain by creating an appropriate TXT record in the DNS with the name and content that you will receive from Certum,

 

For each of the above methods, Certum will send you a message containing the information necessary to carry out the verification and a special activation link to be used after implementing the required changes in the certified domain. The domain should then be automatically verified which will be reported to you.

 

In order to activate the Certum Trusted SSL certificate it is necessary to additionally verify the identity of the Subscriber. In the last stage of activation, the user selects one of two verification methods.

 

  • 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:

  • authorization/power of attorney  confirming the applicant’s authorization to represent the entity, if the person applying for the certificate is not authorized to represent the institution on their own.

 

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.

 

The Certum Commercial SSL certificate (or its MultiDomain/ Wildcard options)

The condition for issuance of the Certum Commercial SSL certificate is a successful confirmation by the Subscriber of its control over the certified domain and confirmation of the information contained in the certificate application.

 

In order to verify the domain, please log in to your account at en.sklep.certum.pl and then in the Activate Certificates tab continue the process, which requires choosing ONE of the THREE available verification methods:

  • verification of the e-mail address by confirming the verification link, which will be sent by Certum to an e-mail address in the domain (e.g.: admin@yourdomain.eu, administrator@yourdomain.eu, webmaster@yourdomain.eu, postmaster@yourdomain.eu, hostmaster@yourdomain.eu),
  • verification of the access to the domain by placing on the server a file with the name and content that you will receive from Certum ,
  • verification of the access to the domain by creating an appropriate TXT record in the DNS with the name and content that you will receive from Certum ,

 

For each of the above methods, Certum will send you a message containing the information necessary to carry out the verification and a special activation link to be used after implementing the required changes in the certified domain. The domain should then be automatically verified which will be reported to you.

 

THE RESULT OF A POSITIVE VERIFICATION WILL BE THE AUTOMATIC ISSUE OF A CERTIFICATE

 

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

An example of the verification of the domains included in the certificate.

Premium EV, Trusted SSL, SSL Commercial SSL:
an example of the verification of the domain included in the certificate.

Example
  1. your-domain.pl

In the CN field (Common Name) in the certificate in the first position there is the domain: your-domain.pl.

In this example only one domain is verified: your-domain.pl.

Attention: In the case of issuing a certificate for the domain www.your-domain.pl – the certificate automatically generates an alternative name for the domain (name of the host) without www e.g.: your-domain.pl.

Example

  1. your-domain.pl

In the CN field (Common Name) in the certificate in the first position there is the domain: your-domain.pl.

In this example only one domain is verified: your-domain.pl.

Attention: In the case of issuing a certificate for the domain www.your-domain.pl – the certificate automatically generates an alternative name for the domain (name of the host) without www e.g.: your-domain.pl.

The Wildcard SSL certificate option
an example of the verification of a domain included in the certificate.

Example

*.your-domain.pl

OThe Wildcard SSL option is designed to protect subdomains within a single-level main domain (name of the host) as defined by the customer.

An example of the usage of the Wildcard certificate option

  • your-domain.pl
  • www.your-domain.pl
  • mail.your-domain.pl
  • ftp.your-domain.pl
  • 1.your-domain.pl
  • 2.your-domain.pl
  • 3.your-domain.pl
  • 4.your-domain.pl

In the CN field (Common Name) in the certificate in the first position there is the domain *.your-domain.pl.

In this example only one domain is verified *.your-domain.pl.

Attention:The Wildcard certificate option automatically creates the alternative domain name (name of the host):

  • your-domain.pl
  • *. your-domain.pl

Additionally the Wildcard certificate option does not automatically add www to the name of the domain (name of the host).

Example

*.your-domain.pl

OThe Wildcard SSL option is designed to protect subdomains within a single-level main domain (name of the host) as defined by the customer.

An example of the usage of the Wildcard certificate option

  • your-domain.pl
  • www.your-domain.pl
  • mail.your-domain.pl
  • ftp.your-domain.pl
  • 1.your-domain.pl
  • 2.your-domain.pl
  • 3.your-domain.pl
  • 4.your-domain.pl

In the CN field (Common Name) in the certificate in the first position there is the domain *.your-domain.pl.

In this example only one domain is verified *.your-domain.pl.

Attention:The Wildcard certificate option automatically creates the alternative domain name (name of the host):

  • your-domain.pl
  • *. your-domain.pl

Additionally the Wildcard certificate option does not automatically add www to the name of the domain (name of the host).

The MultiDomain certificate option:
an example of the verification of the domains included in the certificate.

Example

A single domain

  1. your-domain.pl
  2. www.your-domain.pl
  3. store.your-domain.pl
  4. mail.your-domain.pl
  5. 1.your-domain.pl
  6. 2.your-domain.pl
  7. 3.your-domain.pl
  8. 4.your-domain.pl
  9. 5.your-domain.pl
  10. 6.your-domain.pl

WIn the CN field (Common Name) in the certificate in the first position there is the domain:your-domain.pl. The remaining names will be included in the ASN field (Alternative Subject Name).

In this case the verification is done only for the first domain: your-domain.pl. The subdomains included in the main domain do not require additional verification.

Attention: The MultiDomain option of the certificate does not automatically add www to the name of the domain (name of the host).

Multiple domains

  1. your-domain.pl
  2. www.your-domain.pl
  3. store.your-domain.pl
  4. mail.your-domain.pl
  5. 1.your-domain.pl
  6. your-second-domain.pl
  7. www.your-second-domain.pl
  8. store.your-second-domain.pl
  9. mail.your-second-domain.pl
  10. 1.your-second-domain.pl

Win the CN field (Common Name) in the certificate in the first position there is the domain:your-domain.pl. The remaining names will be included in the ASN field (Alternative Subject Name).

In this example two domains are verified: your-domain.pl and your-second-domain.pl.The subdomains included in the main domain do not require additional verification.

Attention: The MultiDomain option of the certificate does not automatically add www to the name of the domain (name of the host).

Example

A single domain

  1. your-domain.pl
  2. www.your-domain.pl
  3. store.your-domain.pl
  4. mail.your-domain.pl
  5. 1.your-domain.pl
  6. 2.your-domain.pl
  7. 3.your-domain.pl
  8. 4.your-domain.pl
  9. 5.your-domain.pl
  10. 6.your-domain.pl

Multiple domains

  1. your-domain.pl
  2. www.your-domain.pl
  3. store.your-domain.pl
  4. mail.your-domain.pl
  5. 1.your-domain.pl
  6. your-second-domain.pl
  7. www.your-second-domain.pl
  8. store.your-second-domain.pl
  9. mail.your-second-domain.pl
  10. 1.your-second-domain.pl

WIn the CN field (Common Name) in the certificate in the first position there is the domain:your-domain.pl. The remaining names will be included in the ASN field (Alternative Subject Name).

In this case the verification is done only for the first domain: your-domain.pl. The subdomains included in the main domain do not require additional verification.

Attention: The MultiDomain option of the certificate does not automatically add www to the name of the domain (name of the host).

Win the CN field (Common Name) in the certificate in the first position there is the domain:your-domain.pl. The remaining names will be included in the ASN field (Alternative Subject Name).

In this example two domains are verified: your-domain.pl and your-second-domain.pl.The subdomains included in the main domain do not require additional verification.

Attention: The MultiDomain option of the certificate does not automatically add www to the name of the domain (name of the host).

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
  • Please note: Certum products and services are prohibited for export or re-export to Syria, North Korea, Sudan, and Cuba.

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