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What information does VeriSign (Symantec) require to verify my business identity?

When you request an SSL Certificate, VeriSign (Symantec) verifies the existence of your business, the ownership of your domain name, and your employment status or authority to
request the SSL Certificate. We may require official government documentation proving your right to do business. These may include:

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Formation
  • Charter Documents
  • Business License
  • Doing Business As
  • Registration of Trade Name
  • Partnership Papers
  • Fictitious Name Statement
  • Vendor/Reseller/Merchant License
  • Merchant certificate

Our authentication and verification procedures are based on more than 15 years of practice authenticating commercial businesses. These procedures are audited annually by KPMG using Statement of Auditing Standard 70 Type II, established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.