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Essential SSL Certificate

All the SSL essentials: standard encryption, well-known site seal and peace of mind

Essential SSL delivers all of the essentials for SMBs. You’ll get industry-standard encryption up to 256-bits with a 2048-bit signature key, giving you peace of mind. Backed by a $10,000 warranty from a world leading Certificate Authority and is complemented by the static Sectigo branded site seal, which builds customer trust. Best of all, Essential SSL is highly affordable and can be issued in just minutes—making it one of the best DV options on the market. which helps boost consumer confidence. Best of all, Essential SSL is highly affordable and can be issued in just minutes — making it one of the best DV options on the market.

  • Industry-standard 256-bit encryption
  • Backed by a $10,000 Warranty
  • Sectigo Trust Seal
  • Issued in just minutes
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Important! To ensure the most up-to-date security that meets the latest browser requirements, you'll need to re-issue your certificate (at no cost to you) once per year. Don't worry, we'll send you an email reminder 30 days in advance!

In order to provide you the lowest cost per year, we now offer 2-5 year certificate packages.

To comply with the latest security requirements, you'll need to re-issue the certificate once per year. Don't worry, we'll send you email notifications starting 30 days before it's time to update your certificate! Just follow the instructions in the email to revalidate your domain and reissue the updated certificate.

Have questions? Our customer experience team is available 24/7 to assist you with this process. The 30 day money back guarantee applies to the original purchase date.

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Domain Validated

Essential SSL is a domain validated (DV) SSL certificate, meaning you must prove ownership of your registered domain to Sectigo. This can be done a couple of ways and takes just minutes, after which your certificate can be immediately issued. Seriously, it takes 15 minutes tops.

Industry-Standard Encryption

You never have to worry about your encryption faltering with Sectigo. You get encryption strength up to 256-bit and a powerful 2048-bit signature key with every certificate. Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) compatibility is also available.

$10,000 Warranty

If the promise of strong encryption strength didn’t ease your concerns, maybe the fact Sectigo backs its products with generous warranties will. If there’s ever any issue on Sectigo’s end you’ll be covered for up to 10 grand.

Remove Negative Indicators

Eliminate “Not Secure” browser warnings and secure your site in just minutes!

Key Features: EssentialSSL Certificate


Essential SSL is a Domain Validated SSL certificate, meaning that it can be issued in minutes.


You’re covered for up to $10,000 in damages in the event of any sort of failure or mistake on the CA’s end.

Multi Domain

Essential SSL doesn’t have Multi-Domain functionality. Try Sectigo Multi-Domain for this feature.


Essential SSL doesn’t have Wildcard functionality. See the Essential SSL Wildcard for this feature.

Site Seal
Site Seal

Essential SSL comes with a static Sectigo branded site seal. Place it on login and checkout pages for added trust.

Product Line
Product Line

Essential SSL gives you just the essentials: industry-standard encryption, a decent site seal and some peace of mind.



Domain Validation





Multi-Domian Capabilities


Wildcard Capabilities


Site Seal

Secure Trust Seal




Domain Validation


Server Licenses



Encryption Strength

Up to 256-bit


Browser Capability



Mobile Capability



Covers WWW & non-WWW


Issuance Time



Installation & Technical Support

Instructions for Generating a CSR

Get step-by-step instructions for generating a CSR for this product and your server. Simply select your server and then follow the instructions.

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Installation Instructions

Get detailed instructions for installing this product on your particular server. Simply select what server you would like to install it on.

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Site Seal Installation

If your product comes with a site seal, you can find out exactly how to get it on your site right here.

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Submit A Support Ticket

Got a problem you can’t resolve? Submit a support ticket and we will respond ASAP.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get quick answers to the most popular questions associated with SSL.

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Assurance & Authentication

Essential SSL is all about the basics, it provides just what’s essential for small to mid-sized business – that’s quality, industry-standard encryption, a decent Sectigo site seal and the peace of mind that comes with knowing your site has steadfast connection security. That’s all most site owners need. But if you’re running a business or an organization that needs to establish trust, it would be wrong not to tell you that the Essential SSL line may not provide enough assurance. You may want to consider the InstantSSL line or even a Sectigo EV SSL if assurance is a top priority. Otherwise, Essential SSL is everything you need for basic encryption.

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