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Stringent Authentication — A Matter of Trust

Before Starfield issues a Secure SSL Certificate, the applicant’s company or personal information undergoes a rigorous authentication procedure that serves to pre-empt online theft and to verify the domain control and, if applicable, the existence and identity of the requesting entity. Only through thorough validation of submitted data can the online customer rest assured that online businesses that utilize SSL certificates from this CA indeed are to be trusted.

  

Secure SSL Certificates are only issued to entities whose domain control and, depending on certificate type, business credentials and contact information have been verified. Thus, a Secure SSL Certificate guarantees that the entity that owns the certificate is who it claims to be and has a legal right to use the domain from which it operates.


Starfield issues three types of Secure SSL Certificates, each of which relies on authentication of a number of elements: 


High Assurance Certificate — Corporate: The CA will authenticate that:  

  

  • The certificate is being issued to an organization that is currently registered with a government authority.
  •  The requesting entity controls the domain in the request. 
  • The requesting entity is associated with the organization named in the certificate.


High Assurance Certificate — Small Business/Sole Proprietor The CA will authenticate that: 

  

  • The individual named in the certificate is the individual who requested the certificate.
  •  The requesting individual controls the domain in the request.  

  

Medium Assurance (i.e., Turbo SSL) certificate — The CA will authenticate that:


  • The requesting entity controls the domain in the request. 

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A High Assurance certificate guarantees that the entity that owns the certificate is who it claims to be and has a legal right to use the domain from which it operates.