• Digital ID Installation & Set-up Service

    If you'd prefer us to deal with generating and installing your Digital ID certificate just make use of our Digital ID Installation Service, our highly experienced SSL team will make sure your Digital ID is generated and properly with just minimal involvement from you. Leaving you free to do what you do best.

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    Digital ID Certificates
    Digital ID certificates will increase your email and file security and provide your customers with a trusted, secure and safe method of communication.

    We offer a comprehensive and affordable range of Digital ID Certificates for personal or business use, from one the major certificate authorities:

    Standard ID


    • Sign Email / Documents
    • Encrypt Email / Documents
    • Displays Email Addrress
    • Displays First / Last Name
    • Displays Company Name
    • Displays Company Address
    • Key: 2048 / 4096 bit
    • 30 Day Refund Policy

    Pro ID


    • Sign Email / Documents
    • Encrypt Email / Documents
    • Displays Email Addrress
    • Displays First / Last Name
    • Displays Company Name
    • Displays Company Address
    • Key: 2048 / 4096 bit
    • 30 Day Refund Policy

    Enterprise ID


    • Sign Email / Documents
    • Encrypt Email / Documents
    • Displays Email Addrress
    • Displays First / Last Name
    • Displays Company Name
    • Displays Company Address
    • Key: 2048 / 4096 bit
    • 30 Day Refund Policy
    Digital ID Certificates Features List
    Just some of the many features & benefits available to you with your DS4A Digital ID certificates personal or business use.
    * Features and benefits certificate dependent.
    Digitally Sign
    Digitally signing emails and documents ensures that they have not been intercepted and tampered with. A warning will be displayed to the recipients if the message has been altered in any way.
    Encrypt Communications
    You can use your Digital ID to encrypt files and allow email senders to encrypt their communications and files they send to you. This prevents data from being viewed, read or tampered with by others.
    Confirm Identity
    Email or document recipients can easily view the certificate and it's details to ensure it is genuine. Only those who have your public key will be able to open and view encrypted content
    Trust & Confidence
    Using a Digital ID issued by a recognised Certificate Authority shows that you take online privacy and security seriously. Generate trust and confidence in your communications and organisation.
    Unlimited Devices
    Your Digital ID certificates can be installed on an unlimited number of devices such as PCs', Laptops, Tablets and Mobiles. Sign and encrypt wherever you are or whichever device you are using.
    256 Bit Encryption
    A minimum key length of 2096 bits is used to create your Digital ID. This ensures signed and encrypted data is kept safe and secure from those not authorised to view or receive it.
    Unlimited Re-Issuance
    Re-Issue your active certificates as often as you need completely free of charge. Maybe you need to change details or have lost or corrupted your private key or accidentally removed your certificate.
    Device Compatibility
    All of our Digital ID certificates have massive compatibility across all devices and browsers in use. PCs, Laptops, Tablets and Mobiles will all use and display your Digital ID correctly.
    Installation Service
    Some customers prefer us to handle all aspect of the Digital ID certificate generation and installation process. If you prefer this approach, you can use our 'ID Installation Service'.
    Digital ID certificates, frequently asked questions (FAQ's)
    Find answers to some of the frequently asked questions about our Digital ID certificates.
    What is a Domain Validated (DV) Digital ID Certificate?
    A Domain Validated (DV) Digital ID certificate is a quick and easy way to secure a single email address, as the Certificate Authority (CA) issuing the certificate only requires verification that the applicant actually owns the email address they wish to cover. This verification process can typically be completed in a matter of minutes. Email and document recipients can see that the email has been signed or encrypted, and has been sent by the Digital ID certificate holder and can verify the email address.
    This gives recipients the trust that the email or document has been sent form a trusted email address, and hasn't been altered or tampered with during transmission.
    What is an Organization Validated (OV) Digital ID Certificate?
    An Organization Validated (OV) Digital ID certificate will secure a single email address, as well as verification that the Digital ID holder actually controls the email address they wish to cover, ID certificate holders also complete a light vetting process, requiring them to provide proof of identity to the Certificate Authority before being issued with their Digital ID.
    These certificates are a nice middle-ground between DV and EV Digital ID certificates, as they are less expensive than EV options but offer considerably more trust indications. These Digital IDs typically include the email address and name of the person who holds the Digital ID.
    These certificates typically take between 2-3 days to be issued.
    What is an Extended Validation (EV) Digital ID Certificate?
    EV stands for Extended Validation and makes an Enterprise Digital ID a premium type of Digital ID certificate. In addition to the requirements of DV and OV Digital ID certificates, Enterprise Digital ID certificates require that a company complete a thorough vetting process before being issued.
    Can I qualify for an Enterprise certificate?
    The main criteria for qualifying for an Enterprise Digital ID certificate would be that your business is an official company registered with a government authority. Unfortunately, if you're a sole proprietor or a partnership registered in the U.K., you cannot qualify for an Enterprise Digital ID certificate.
    If I buy a Domain Validated (DV) SSL Certificate, which document(s) do I need to provide?
    You do not need to provide any documentation in order to purchase a Domain Validated (DV) Digital ID certificate. All you will need to do is demonstrate that you control the email address you wish to cover, this is normally done by validating via a link sent in an email to the email address seeking the Digital ID.
    If I buy an Organization Validated (OV) SSL Certificate, which document(s) do I need to provide?
    Organization Validated (OV) verification requires checking your personal identity documents such as a driving licence or passport or your business registration. If the Certificate Authority (CA) can verify this information using online government databases, no additional documents will be required. However, if the online filings are not available or inaccurate or not up to date, the CA may request additional official government registration documents, which vary on a case-by-case basis.
    For businesses a Dun & Bradstreet listing can usually satisfy most of the requirements for an OV Digital ID certificate.
    If I buy an Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate, which document(s) do I need to provide?
    EV certificates require a more stringent verification process than OV certificates. To understand the basis of this procedure, please refer to the above question about OV certificate verification. Please note that EV Digital ID certificates require you to complete a few extra steps, including proving both physical and operational existence as well as completing a simple telephone call with the Certificate Authority (CA) directly.
    I haven't received my Email Control Validation email (DCV) yet. What should I do?
    There are a few reasons why this might be the case. First, verify what email address you have chosen for the Domain Control Validation email (please note: this is the same as the Digital ID email address. You will need to be able to access this email address to demonstrate you exercise control of it). If you need to change your DCV email, you will need to regenerate and re-issue the Digital ID certificate CSR.
    Also, make sure to check the Spam or Junk Mail folder of your email client.
    How long will validation take?
    This largely depends on the type of Digital ID certificate that you purchased and your response times. No matter which type of certificate that you purchase, the Certificate Authority (CA) will be contacting you directly and will only proceed with next steps upon your response. For Domain Validated (DV) certificates (Standard ID), these can typically be issued in a matter of minutes to one business day. For Organization Validated (OV) certificates (Pro ID), these tend to take around 2-3 business days to be issued. And for Extended Validation (Enterprise ID) certificates, these usually take between 3-5 business days to be issued.
    What is a 'Private Key' and is it important?
    Your private key is extremely important. You must make every endeavour to keep it safe and secure. Do not divulge your private key to anyone else.
    Your private key is what is used to generate the public key that is used to sign and encrypt emails and documents. If your private key is compromised you will need to revoke it immediately and generate a new CSR and private key, and re-issue your Digital ID.
    I have accidentally deleted my "private key" what can I do now?
    First check your backups and see if you can re-install the "private key". If you don't know how to re-install the key from your backups, contact your systems administrator. Failing that, contact DS4A Technical Support. The only alternative course of action available is a re-issuance of the certificate following the re-submitting of a replacement CSR.
    What is a CSR?
    CSR stands for 'Certificate Signing Request' and is necessary for all Digital ID certificates in order to complete the ID generation process. The CSR contains important information that will be contained in your certificate. There are numerous ways that you can generate a CSR. The easiest way is to make use of our 'Digital ID Installation & Set-up' service.
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