Extended Validation SSL Certificate needs a stringent policy for issuing and detailed review of the applicant by certification body, there by it is more safer. Previously we wrote on SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security). There are Guidelines for Extended Validation SSL Certificate set by a group of peoples selected from various fields.
Basics of Extended Validation SSL Certificate
The certificates are used mostly for web applications to secure the users from phishing attacks to give additional security, such as in login page of online banking, Server Control panel etc. Normally, the SSL appears as Green or Yellow color box with lock icon beside the address bar where the favicon is usually shown. The webpage that has Extended Validation SSL Certificate, will get a bigger green area with quite prominent to attract the attention of the user and to strengthen the confidence of the user.
Extended Validation SSL Certificate will appear like this :
Practical aspects of Extended Validation SSL Certificate
Technically, there is not much difference in implementing Extended Validation SSL Certificate for own website. Like we mentioned on SSL Certificate for WordPress on Rackspace Cloud Sites, plus there are steps needed for other than managed servers to install any TLS certificate at root.
During selecting the options of SSL Certificate for own website, Extended Validation SSL also given as option or can be chosen directly from the beginning, depending upon the provider middleman or reseller. Any Registered Public or Goverment Authority, Organization with proper Registration can apply for Extended Validation SSL. There will be human verification of the details submitted to get Extended Validation SSL.
As an practical example, if we apply for Extended Validation SSL, in order to get certified and obtain it, we need to show our company’s registration, which will clearly mention the main domain as the official website. Its obvious that, as Extended Validation SSL needs a human verification over and above, it is more secure.