How long does it take to issue an SSL Certificate?

The release time very much depends on the type of certificate you have requested.

There are three main types of SSL-

  1. Domain Validation (DV) 
    This is typically the fastest to be issued because they only validate domain ownership and so long as details are consistent when submitting your application for the SSL you can normally expect the SSL to be issued within an hour and typically a lot less. Be aware that the SSL issuer may hold your SSL application for any reason for manual processing which will considerably delay the release so it is suggested to take care when submitting your CSR that details match between it and your order details to ensure a fast release.

  2. Organisation Validation (OV)
    These SSLs take days rather than hours because the SSL issuers will need to validate your business entity as well as domain ownership, they will normally contact you to ask for proof of your business registration.

  3. Extended Validation (EV)
    Just like OV, EV certificates can take days and even longer due to the strict vetting procedures they use to ensure the SSL is being installed into a trusted entity.

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