Extended Validation Deployment Guide

EV SSL Certificates greets your web site visitors with a Green Bar within the address bar of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or Opera that represents safety. The information here is the three most common tips to implement when deploying your EV certificate. When you are ready to deploy your Trustwave® EV SSL certificate to your web server these instructions will help ensure your success and the proper display of the green address bar to your customers.

Please contact customer support if the following information does not allow you to resolve issues with the green shading of the address bar and your EV SSL certificate. Our toll-free support number is: 866-775-2378

1. EV Certificate Installation

When your order is first placed with Trustwave®, you will be given a standard (non EV) SSL certificate to deploy while your EV SSL certificate is being prepared. Ensure that you remove this certificate once you receive the Trustwave® Email delivering your final EV SSL certificate.

(HINT) You can check that the certificate you deployed is an EV SSL by opening it with the Microsoft Management Console (on windows) and looking at the contents of the SUBJECT field to verify that it contains the following string "". If that string is not present, your certificate is not an EV and you should request an EV SSL certificate from Trustwave®.

This portion of the certificate installation process is exactly the same as the installation of any other type of certificate and you should follow the certificate installation instructions for your specific server.

2. Trustwave® Site Seal

You should include a Trustwave® Site Seal to make the address bar shade green for the widest selection of your customers' web browsers. If the Site Seal is not present on your page, customers with Windows XP Browsers may have difficulty with the appearance Green shading in the address bar.

Instructions on installation of the Trustwave® Site Seal.

3. Internet Explorer Anti-Phishing Toolbar

The way Internet Explorer implements the EV SSL Certificate runtime validation and presentation of the Green Bar is dependent on having the Microsoft Anti-Phishing Toolbar "turned on" within Internet Explorer 7 (both XP and Vista). EV SSL Certificates from every SSL vendor will not display the Green shading in the address bar unless this toolbar option is enabled. Keep this in mind if you have deployed your EV SSL certificate, see the padlock in IE, but do not see the green shading within the address bar.

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Once you have completed your certificate installation you can use our instant online troubleshooter to verify your installation and help resolve problems.
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