Organisation Validation – OV SSL Certificates

Organisation Validation - OV SSL/TLS Certificates are an excellent choice for organisations to exhibit business authenticity to their customers.

OV SSL certificates safeguard the websites of businesses and other registered organisations with robust 256-bit symmetric encryption.

Organisation Validation – OV SSL Certificates

An Organisation Validation – OV SSL Certificate provides encryption and requires light business authentication.

This is a great way to encrypt your website while also providing your customers with some verified business information. Your customers will appreciate both the transparency and your investment in their security.

Organisation Validation – OV SSL/TLS Certificates are an excellent choice for organisations to exhibit business authenticity to their customers.

OV SSL certificates safeguard the websites of businesses and other registered organisations with robust 256-bit symmetric encryption.

OV SSL Certificates provide strong 256-bit encryption and business identity authentication

What is an OV SSL Certificate?

Prior to issuance, a company requesting an OV SSL Certificate needs to go through some business validation. During this light vetting process, it ensures proper authorisation of the actual person requesting this certificate.

This is an important control that helps a company adhere to its security policies and procedures to make sure the requestor is actually authorised to request a certificate on behalf of the company.

All CA or TTP OV SSL certificates meet NIST and CAB Forum industry standards with 256-bit encryption strength and 2048-bit RSA signature keys.

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Living up to Industry Standards

CA or TTP will do everything in its power to abide the industry standards as set forth by NIST and the CAB Forum. This means providing SSL certificates with the SHA-2 hashing algorithm, 256-bit symmetric encryption and a 2048-bit RSA signature key.

Elliptic Curve Cryptography – ECC is also available on all certain CA or TTP OV SSL certificates. Regardless of what you choose, your encryption will be impenetrable and it would take a supercomputer thousands of years to crack it.

Show customers that you are secure

An OV SSL certificate features a series of unmissable indicators that demonstrate the security of your website and guarantee that the website really belongs to you.

For starters – your website URL will read https:// instead of http:// and a padlock icon will be placed beside it in the address bar. These two indicators are globally recognised symbols of security and reputation.

Your customers will also be able to view verified business information in your certificate details and within your dynamic site seal.

This offers assurance as to who is running your website whilst building trust and trust leads to conversions.

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The Benefits Of SSL Certificate:

✅  Eliminates risk of phishing and other cyber-attacks.

✅  Secure communication between browser and server.

✅  Protects user’s sensitive information.

✅  Allows users to make transactions without any risk of data theft.

✅  Builds trust in the mind of the customers and improves their confidence.

✅  Eliminates browser warning and alerts.

✅  Boosts up website traffic and helps generate more business.

✅ Increases Organisation’s reputation on the Internet.

✅ Ranking benefits given by Google to SSL enabled websites.

Light Business Authentication

Organisation Validation – OV SSL certificates require light business vetting before issuance. Basically, CA or TTP needs to verify your registration information to ensure that you are indeed a legal entity which should not be a problem for any business or organisation with public records.

CA or TTP also needs to verify the certificate requestor is authorised to receive a certificate on behalf of the company to reduce the risk of illegal or rogue certificate issuance.

The validation process typically takes between 1 to 3 business days but we can speed it up for you if you are in a hurry.

Get an edge with OV SSL Certificate

When you validate your business by means of an OV SSL certificate, a credible third-party is vouching for your legitimacy and if trustworthy names such as Symantec, GeoTrust, Thawte, RapidSSL, and Comodo are vouching for your business then it speaks volumes.

Such valuable validation can give you the chance to stand apart from the competition and it may well act as a make or break you in the eyes of today’s marketplace.

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What is the validation process for OV SSL Certificate?

The business validation process includes the following steps:

Business Authentication

Locality Presence

Phone Verification

Domain Verification

Final Verification Call

Most of these can be satisfied if your business registration records are public. If not, you can also use a Professional Opinion Letter or a Dun & Bradstreet Credit Report to satisfy several of the requirements.

Bulletproof Encryption

The encryption technology acts as the engine which propels the car of SSL certificates. Our OV SSL certificates feature the latest impenetrable 256-bit encryption technology and it cannot get any more secure than this.

Recognised by 99.99% browsers on the internet

Why not 100%? Well, there might be someone living under a rock, using a 19th century browser on a giant sized computer. If your site does not have such visitors then you do not need to worry about browser compatibility.

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A distinct advantage that OV SSL holds over the entry-level DV SSL is validation. Along with an OV SSL certificate, you will receive a dynamic site seal that showcase verified and time-stamped information about your business and the third-party Certification Authority that issued the certificate.

Since customers are always on the lookout for these signs before doing any business or giving any information, these indicators are bound to instil trust, security and confidence in them.

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What are the benefits of OV SSL Crtificates?

An OV SSL certificate would be a great choice if you want:

✓ Strong 256-bit encryption

✓ Activates SSL Visual Indicators

✓ Lists Verified Business Identity Information

✓ Globally recognised trust indicators – HTTPS & Padlock

✓ Site Seal from CA / TTP

✓ Validated organisation name in certificate & seal

✓ Available in all SSL Certificate Types

✓ Easy to Install

✓ Issued in just a few days

Affordable Encryption for Everyone

If you are a business then you probably need a more assuring Organisation Validation or Extended Validation SSL certificate. But what if you are not a business? You just need basic encryption to get browser compliant and an affordable encryption certificate.

We have great affordable Organisation Validation SSL certificates that provide you with no-frills website encryption at a price you can agree with. We can even install it for you if you want.

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What Is Involved in Organisation Validation – OV SSL Certificate?

Validation for OV SSL Certificate is straightforward for legitimate businesses

Organisation Validation – OV SSL Certificate is a great idea because it gives you the opportunity to build trust with your customers.

By having CA or TTP vet your business, you are demonstrating your business legitimacy to the world. Those verified details will go in your certificate information and become viewable by anyone that wants to view.

Organisation Validation Overview

Organisation Validation usually takes between 1 to 3 business days but we can expedite it quicker for you if you want it earlier.

As long as your registration information is up to date this should be simple.

Business Authentication

CA or TTP wants to make sure you are a legal registered entity

Business Authentication is a requirement for both Organisation Validation and Extended Validation. Before this requirement is satisfied CA or TTP needs to verify that your business or company is a legitimate legal entity.

How do I satisfy Business Authentication?

CA or TTP will look at your registration information and try to verify that your business is registered and active in your location. When you fill out your Certificate Signing Request – CSR and provide CA or TTP with details before validation, it is important that you double-check that everything is correct.

Every single typo can cause a delay in issuance and if you operate under any trade names, assumed names or DBAs (Doing Business As), all of that registration information needs to be up to date and accurate.

CA or TTP will check your local government’s online databases and check the details you supplied against the details that are listed.

My business registration information is not listed online

Do not panic as there are alternatives and the easiest one is just to supply that information yourself. Anything that has been issued by your government, whether it is articles of incorporation, a chartered license or a DBA statement – should do the trick.

What other ways can I pass Business Authentication?

There are two other ways to satisfy this requirement. You can get a Professional Opinion Letter or use a Dun & Bradstreet listing.

A Professional Opinion Letter is a document in which a solicitor or accountant in good standing essentially vouches for the legitimacy of your company or business.

☑  Dun & Bradstreet is a financial reporting organisation that can provide you with a comprehensive credit report that will also satisfy this requirement.

This is extremely simple. CA or TTP is just going to check your company’s registration information to make sure that you are a legitimate legal entity.

Locality Presence

CA or TTP wants to verify that you are active in your registered location

The Locality Presence requirement is a part of Organisation Validation. CA or TTP is going to verify that your business has an active legal presence in its registered location.

This means that you have to an active physical presence in that locality. CA or TTP does not need to verify your actual street address – just the town or city and state in the address.

How do I satisfy the Locality Presence requirement?

To complete this step in the validation process CA or TTP is going to check your registration information in your local online government database. It will check the details listed in the government database against the details you provided and make sure they match.

This is why it is important to make sure everything is correct in your Certificate Signing Request – CSR. Any mistake will cause a delay in issuance.

My registration information is not publicly available

This is not an issue since CA or TTP will also allow you to submit your own registration information. It just has to be issued by the government. Documents like articles of incorporation of chartered licenses should suffice.

Additional Methods for satisfying Locality Presence

In addition to providing your own registration information you can also choose to provide a professional opinion letter or a Dun & Bradstreet credit report.

☑ Professional Opinion Letters are documents that have been produced by a legal registered solicitor or accountant that vouch for the legitimacy of your business.

☑ Dun & Bradstreet is a financial organisation that does financial reporting on other businesses. Providing a DUNS credit report will satisfy the Locality Presence requirement.

To verify your locality presence CA or TTP will check your official registration documents to make sure you have an active legal presence in your registered location.

Phone Verification

CA or TTP needs to verify that you have a listed phone number

Phone Verification is a requirement for both Organisation Validation and Extended Validation SSL certificates.

Basically CA or TTP needs to verify that you have a phone number that is working and that you are listed in a trusted directory.

How do I satisfy the Phone Verification requirement?

Phone verification is easy – just make sure your phone number is listed. Every business has a phone number so consumers can contact you when they want to.

The first way CA or TTP is going to attempt to verify your telephone number is by checking your local online government database. If the number is listed and the rest of the listing matches with the details you have provided then the requirement is completed.

My number is not listed in the government database

No worries. There are other methods to satisfy this requirement. In fact, most people run into this problem. CA or TTP will also check a group of trusted third-party directories.

These directories are:

✓  Dun and Bradstreet

✓  BBB

✓  Zoominfo.com

✓  Buzzfile.com

✓  Bloomberg.com

✓  Cortera.com

Professional Opinion Letters also works

If you do not have your number listed in one of those directories or not listed publicly in the government database then you can also provide a Professional Opinion Letter.

Professional Opinion Letters are also called Legal Opinion Letters – are notarised forms where an accredited solicitor or accountant can vouch for the legitimacy of your business or company.

Submitting a Professional Opinion Letter actually satisfies most of the validation requirements for OV and EV SSL. CA or TTP is going to verify that your business has a listed phone number.

Domain Verification

CA or TTP needs to verify ownership of your domain

Domain Verification is also a requirement for both Organisation Validation and Extended Validation. CA or TTP needs to verify that you own your domain.

Issuing a certificate to the wrong party is called inappropriate issuance and can lead to major penalties for certificate authorities – CA.

How do I satisfy Domain Verification?

Domain Verification is simple. CA or TTP will check the WHOIS record for your registered website and email address. As long as you can respond to the email in the record – stating that you are the owner and you did order the SSL certificate – CA or TTP will consider this requirement passed.

I am unable to access the email on the WHOIS record

Not a problem. There are a few ways around this and the easiest is just updating the WHOIS record. It could be a mistake with the record, you could have set the record to private-there are a number of possible reasons the WHOIS record might be failing to satisfy this requirement.

If you cannot update the record or updating does not work there are two other methods:

✓ Proof of Right EmailCA or TTP will also send the authentication to one of five pre-approved email addresses. If you can answer the email on one of these addresses CA or TTP will consider that proof of ownership. The addresses are:

Admin@yourdomain.com

Administrator@yourdomain.com

Webmaster@yourdomain.com

Hostmaster@yourdomain.com

Postmaster@yourdomain.com

Professional Opinion Letter – If you have an accredited accountant or solicitor close by you can get them to fill out and notarise a form that states you own the domain. This also works for satisfying this requirement.

Similar to what takes place with Domain ValidationCA or TTP is going to verify that you own the registered domain using file- based or CNAME-based authentication.

File - Based Authentication

If email-based domain authentication does not work, there is also file-based authentication. Basically CA or TTP will supply you with a text file.

All you have to do is upload it in your root directory and CA or TTP will verify it and you are done.

CNAME - Based Authentication

There is one final way that CA or TTP can complete domain authentication. With CNAME-based validation, CA or TTP will supply you with two unique hashes – one using the MD5 algorithm and one using SHA-1.

You must enter them in your CNAME DNS Record with your hosting provider like so:

“<MD5 hash>.yourdomain.com CNAME <SHA-1 hash>.CA / TTP.com.”

Once you have done this, CA or TTP will complete the SSL domain verification and you are done with validation.

Final Verification Call

Just answer your phone and that is it.

The Final Verification phone call is the final validation step for both Organisation Validation and Extended Validation. CA or TTP simply needs to call either the person that made the order or the specified company contact to verify some details. It is just a matter of answering your phone.

What is the Final Verification Call?

Before CA or TTP can issue your SSL certificate it needs to call you on your company’s listed phone number and verify the orders of the detail.

This basically ties up all the previous steps altogether. It shows that you are a real business and a real employee is actually answering the company phone during business hours. Provided you can answer the call – CA or TTP will close the book on your validation and issue your SSL certificate.

Aahh, I do not answer the business phone line

No problem. CA or TTP understands that this might be the case in most circumstances. All you need to make sure is that CA or TTP can connect with you via the company phone line.

Even if it means having a co-worker put his hand over the receiver and call your name down the hall or working through the phone system, CA or TTP will attempt it.

  • Extension or Interactive Voice Response – If you have an extension, CA or TTP will dial it so make sure that your extension is either listed or you need to provide it to CA or TTP.
  • Transfer or Alternative Number – The person who answers your company’s listed phone number can also connect CA or TTP with your phone or else provide an alternative number.

Now just answer the CA’s or TTP’s questions and your certificate will be emailed to you in no time.

Upon completion of the above requirements, a representative from CA or TTP will call your to verify the details of the certificate order.

Professional Opinion Letters also works

If you do not have your number listed in one of those directories or not listed publicly in the government database then you can also provide a Professional Opinion Letter.

Professional Opinion Letters are also called Legal Opinion Letters – are notarised forms where an accredited solicitor or accountant can vouch for the legitimacy of your business or company.

Submitting a Professional Opinion Letter actually satisfies most of the validation requirements for OV and EV SSL. CA or TTP is going to verify that your business has a listed phone number.

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OV SSL Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions by potential clients.

If you have any queries please contact us and we will be happy to respond to them.

We recommend it as an option for large business clients that are securing infrastructures that are not public facing. They offer enough authentications for internal purposes without the costs associated with EV SSL.

You can but it can be difficult. You have to jump through several hoops to essentially register yourself as a business and to be honest if you are going to go through the trouble then you would be better off just getting Extended Validation – EV SSL.

No. Encryption across all three validation levels – DV, OV and EV – is exactly the same. What differs is the level of authentication you have to undergo before issuance.

More validation means more ways to build trust with your SSL certificate whilst fewer authentications mean less trust.

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