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How long does it take to issue a GeoTrust True BusinessID certificate?

Typically it takes GeoTrust 1-2 business days to issue this certificate. If its a renewal certificate and nothing has changed with your company information like address/phone number, the certificate will be issued normally in a few hours. You will be notified when the verification process is complete. If your order has been accepted, [...]

What is a Certificate Authority (CA)?

The Certificate Authority (CA) is the organisation that creates and regulates the policy and procedure for authenticating, issuing, renewing, and suspending digital certificates. Working with the Registration Authority (RA), the CA authorises certificates and ensures the legitimacy of participating parties.

What is a CSR (Certificate Signing Request)?

A CSR or Certificate Signing Request is a block of encrypted text that is generated on the server that the certificate will be used on. It contains information that will be included in your certificate such as your organisation name, common name (domain name), locality, and country. It also contains the public key that will be included [...]

What is Extended Validation (EV) SSL?

In 2006, the CA Browser Forum, a group of leading SSL Certificate Authorities (CAs) and browser vendors, approved standard practices for certificate validation and visibility called the Extended Validation (EV) SSL Guidelines. To issue an SSL Certificate that complies with the standard, a CA must adopt the extended certificate [...]

What is SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)?

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a protocol designed by Netscape Communications to enable encrypted, authenticated communications across the Internet. SSL is used mostly (but not exclusively) in communications between web browsers and web servers. URL's that begin with 'https' indicate that an SSL connection will be used. SSL has 3 [...]

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