Extended Validation Deployment Guide

EV Digital Server Certificates greet your website visitors with trust indicators that represent safety within the address bar of Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Opera. Below are the most common tips to implement when deploying your EV certificate. When you are ready to deploy your SecureTrust™ EV certificate to your web server these instructions will help ensure your success and the proper display of the EV Trust Indicator to your customers.

Please contact customer support if the following information does not allow you to resolve issues with the EV Trust Indicators and your EV Digital Server certificate. Our toll-free support number is: 866-775-2378

1. EV Certificate Installation

When your order is first placed with SecureTrust, you will be given a standard (non EV) digital server certificate to deploy while your EV digital certificate is being prepared. Ensure that you remove this certificate once you receive the SecureTrust email delivering your final EV digital certificate.

(HINT) You can check that the certificate you deployed is an EV certificate by opening it with the Microsoft Management Console (on windows) and looking at the contents of the SUBJECT field to verify that it contains the following string "". If that string is not present, your certificate is not an EV and you should request an EV digital certificate from SecureTrust.

This portion of the certificate installation process is exactly the same as the installation of any other type of certificate and you should follow the certificate installation instructions for your specific server.

2. Use https Exclusively

If your page is loading anything over insecure http, the EV indicators will not be shown. You must ensure that everything included in the page, including images and scripts from third party sites, is retrieved over secure https.

3. SecureTrust Site Seal

To maximize trust in your site, you should include a SecureTrust Site Seal.

Instructions on installation of the SecureTrust Site Seal.