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SSL certificates classes

We usualy categorize certificates by their classes. They give indication on the certificates security level according to the validation process they are subjected to.

Class 1:

Those certificates are delivered without any prior verification. One can distinguish:

  • Server certificate: only the domain's whois has been consulted. those products are also known as domain-validated or low authentication certificates.

    We provide this kind of product for the sucuring of showcase websites that do not collect any information online. Google favoring the positionnement of websites accessible in HTTPS, Quick and Dirty SSL certificate is an ok option to comply with Google security requirements.

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  • Client certificate: only the e-mail address of the certificate's owner has been checked (we make sure the certificate is delivered to the rightful owner of the e-mail address). Those are free e-mail certificates products.

Class 2:

Before delivering this king of certificate, we check the organization. The certification authority guarantees the existence of the organization, that it owns the associated FQDN (or that it has the right to use it) and that one of the organization's manager has authorized the certificate deliverance.
One can distinguish:

Server certificate:

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Developer (or Code Signing) certificate:

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Client certificate:

Those products are to sign e-mails or documents and can also be integrated to a PKI for voluminous purchases or bulk renewals.

Class EV: Extended Validation

Those are server certificates delivered after a solid audit of the organization through official documentation (varying according to the country's prevailing regulations). The owner is also checked.

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COMPARISON CHART OF SSL EV (EXTENDED VALIDATION) CERTIFICATES

Class 3:

Those are client certificates that are delivered after an audit that checks the organization and the certificate's owner (face to face). See ChamberSign

Class 3+

the same thing than for the class 3 but the certificate and its private key are delivered on a physical support (USB token or smart card). See ChamberSign