Extended Validation Certificate
An Extended Validation Certificate (EV) is a ssl certificate used to secure websites (enable HTTPS) and software that proves the legal entity exist in real world and controlling the website or software package. To sign an Extended Validation certificate a certificate authority (CA) requires verification of the requesting entity's identity and its operational status and entity's control over domain name's DNS file or its hosting server.
Many web browser turn the address bar background color to green, therefore EV Certificates are also called Green Bar Certificates. Web browsers show the verified legal identity's name and country code prominently in their user interface, either before, or instead of, the domain name. In case of software, the verified legal identity's name is displayed to the user by the operating system's pre-installation security check interface (e.g., Microsoft Windows) before proceeding with the installation.
Here is list of some popular and Cheap EV Certificates from popular SSL brands -
Extended Validation Certificates used for HTTPS websites that not only proves the ownership but also the legal identity, its existence and operational working of the legal identity including its website and software etc. EV certificate are generated after proper authentication and proof of your business or company or firm or any other legal entity which operating and controlling the website. Identity of business is displayed to user in browser interface. Obtaining an EV certificate requires verification of the requesting entity's identity by a certificate authority (CA).
Issuance of EV SSL Certificate requires to provide documentation of entity to the certificate authority (CA) in order to prove its existence and operational status. The list of required documents varies from country to country and CA to CA. This process is also responsible for increase in the cost of Extended Validation SSL Certificates.