Validating organizations

In addition to standard Domain Validation (DV) certificates, Sectigo offers Organization Validation (OV) and Extended Validation (EV) certificates. These certificates require additional validation to verify your organization’s identity.

The process of verification differs for OV and EV requests:

  • OV — This requires the review of organization details provided in SCM by a Sectigo validation specialist. If the organization details cannot be verified, the administrator who initiated validation will be contacted for additional information.

  • EV — This requires the review of organization EV details provided in SCM, and additional contact and verification between the authorized representative of your organization and a Sectigo validation specialist.

Validate Organization

  1. Navigate to Organizations.

  2. Select the organization you want to validate.

  3. Click Validate.

    Once submitted, validation requests are sent to a Sectigo validation specialist for review. If the information provided for your organization can be confirmed, validation will complete without further action. If the information cannot be confirmed, the administrator who initiated validation will be contacted for additional information.

    You can check the status of your organization’s validation from the Organizations page.

Managing organization validation

Revalidate organization

This action is irreversible. Once you initiate organization revalidation, you cannot issue OV certificates for your organization until revalidation is completed.
  1. Navigate to Organizations.

  2. Select the organization you want to revalidate.

  3. Click Revalidate.

Reset organization validation

This action is irreversible. Once you reset organization validation, you cannot issue OV certificates for your organization until your organization is validated again.
  1. Navigate to Organizations.

  2. Select the organization for which to reset validation.

  3. Click Reset.

Update EV details

Extended Validation (EV) details are required for organizations that want to issue EV certificates. EV details include information about the organization’s incorporation and registration agency, contract signer, and EV approver.

EV configuration may vary depending on how your account is configured. For more information about EV certificates and completing extended validation for your organization, contact your Sectigo account manager.

If configured, you can update EV details for your organization as follows:

  1. Navigate to Organizations.

  2. Select the organization you want to edit.

  3. Complete the Incorporation/Registration Agency fields based on the information provided in the following table.

    Field Description

    Incorporating Agency

    The agency responsible for the incorporation of the company.

    Phone Number

    The contact phone number for the company.

    Dun and Bradstreet Number

    A unique nine-digit identifier for businesses, provided by the company Dun & Bradstreet.

    Company Registration Number

    A unique number assigned by the incorporating agency when a company is formed.

    Jurisdiction of Incorporation City or Town

    The city or town where the company was incorporated.

    State or Province of Incorporation

    The state or province where the company was incorporated.

    Country of Incorporation

    The country where the company was incorporated.

    Date of Incorporation

    The date when the company was officially incorporated.

    Business Category

    The industry or sector the company operates in.

  4. Complete the Contract Signer fields based on the information provided in the following table.

    Field Description

    Title

    The formal title of the contract signer (for example, Mr., Mrs., Dr., and so on).

    Forename

    The first name of the contract signer.

    Surname

    The last name of the contract signer.

    Email

    The email address of the contract signer.

    Telephone Number

    The contact phone number of the contract signer.

    Street

    The street address where the contract signer resides or works.

    Locality

    The city or town where the contract signer resides or works.

    State/Province

    The state or province where the contract signer resides or works.

    Zip/Postal Code

    The postal code of the area where the contract signer resides or works.

    Country

    The country where the contract signer resides or works.

    Relationship

    The relationship of the contract signer to the organization (for example, employee, third party, and so on).

  5. Select an EV Approver administrator.

  6. Click Save.