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Requesting an SSL Certificate

Date Submitted: 11/5/15

When you purchase an SSL certificate, you need to request it (covered in this article) and then verify that you control the "common name," which is just a fancy way of saying the domain name you requested the certificate for (verification covered here).

Before You Start

Before you request your certificate, we recommend checking out the following information:

OK - You're Ready

Once you've readied anything you need, request your certificate.

To Request SSL Certificates

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Click SSL Certificates.
  3. Next to the account you want to use, click Manage.
  4. Select one of the following based on where you're hosting your certificate:
    Where's it hosted? What to do
    GoDaddy Hosting or Site Builder Select the domain hosted in your account you want to use.
    Anywhere else Select Provide a CSR, and then enter the CSR from your server.

    NOTE: If you're requesting a UCC certificate, your CSR should include the SANs you want to use.
  5. UCC certs only — Enter any Subject Alternate Names you want to use, and then click Add.
  6. Depending on your issuance type, do one of the following:
    Issuance Type Select...
    Standard Click Request Certificate.
    Deluxe, Extended Validation (EV) Click Next, and then complete the information on the following page. We'll use this information to verify you control the common name for which you requested the certificate so it must match whatever documentation you provide us.

    Click Finished.

What's next?

After requesting your certificate, we have to verify that you control the domain name (or, more specifically, the common name) for which you requested the certificate (more info).

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