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SSL certificate order process

To understand a certificate buying process,you need to know how the SSL technology works.

A SSL certificate needs two essential and inseparable elements to work:

  • A private key generated by the server
  • A public key created from the elements included in the CSR

In order to create a certificate,the certification authority needs the public key. Before placing an order, the CSR must be created and provided in the certificate order form.

Chronological steps

ACTIONS / STAKEHOLDER PROCESS COMMENTS
IT DEPARTMENT:
 

CSR request


Key generation: 2048-bit at least
Online documentation for servers

Private key generation

PRIVATE KEY BACK-UP: if unveiled,the safety of your transactions could be compromised.

CSR generation
ADMINISTRATIVE:
PURCHASING DEPARTMENT

Certificate order
with a joined CSR
 


SETTLEMENT

Without a CSR,we won't be able to process the order
AUDIT:
TBS INTERNET

Certification authority audit:
Certificate's owner identity checkout


 OK
NO

The audit depends on the certificate bought : the more elevated is the security level the more detailed will be the audit.
Audit's useful documents
PRODUCTION:
TBS INTERNET

Creation of the cert
and of the public key


Re-examination

ADMINISTRATIVE:
TBS INTERNET

Delivery

Delivery by Email, 2 to 5 business days
after the payment
IT DEPARTMENT:
 

Installation


Certificate installation
and of the certification chain
Online documentation for servers
ADMINISTRATIVE

Renewal


You will be notified by Email 90 days before your certificate expiration date: simply follow the instructions.