What is SSL certificate verification?
Verification of an SSL certificate confirms the following information:
- The organisation that is requesting the SSL certificate is active in business, and operates in the country that’s listed in their CSR request.
- The organisation contact specified is actually an employee of the organisation that’s listed in the CSR request. Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates require the organisational contact to be aware and approving of the certificate request.
Verification of SSL certificates provides a trustworthy and is mandated by the CABForum (the governing body for SSL practice).
It’s important to note that the validation and verification are completed by the Certificate Authority (the vendor that is issuing the SSL certificate).