- For instructions on how to generate a CSR for your web server software please have a look at the following link: http://www.thawte.com/ssl-digital-certificates/technical-support/keygen/index.html.
- Please Backup your private key and make a note of your private key.
- If your web site is hosted, you may request that your host generate the CSR on your behalf and then supply it to you.
- The length of time for the certificate
- The number of servers hosting a single domain (up to 5 servers)
- The server platform
- The Organization, Organizational Unit, Locality/City, State and Country
- Payment information and a contact for invoicing
- The common name. This is the host + domain name such as “www.mydomain” or “webmail.mydomain.com”
- An email address where Thawte can reach you to validate the information.
- A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) generated from the server you need to secure.
STEP 3: Authentication and Verification
This requires that Thawte can establish that your organization is legitimate, and is registered with the proper government authorities. Verification is the process of confirming that:
- The Organization is still in business
- The Organization owns/has rights to use the domain name listed in the common name field of the Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
- The Corporate Contact works for the organization listed in the distinguished name (SSL Web Server Certificates only)
- The Corporate Contact is aware of the certificate request (SSL Web Server Certificates only)
- The Technical Contact listed is authorized to receive the Digital ID (SSL Web Server Certificates only)
STEP 4: Install and enable your certificate