Organization Authentication Requirements for EV SSL Certificates

How a Certification Authority (CA) validates an organization?

The following parameters validate the Organization for an EV certificate:

  • Official government agency records must include the organization's registration number or the organization's date of registration/incorporation; and the organization's or registered agent's address. This should be the same address that is listed in the certificate request.
  • A non-government data source (such as Dun & Bradstreet) must include the organization's place of business address as listed in the order. You can search by company name to see your address on file for free.
  • If the organization has been registered for less than 3 years and has no Dun & Bradstreet record, the CA (e.g. Symantec/GeoTrust/Thawte) will verify that the organization has an active demand deposit account (such as a checking account) with a regulated financial firm.