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Essential SSL Certificate

All the SSL essentials: standard encryption, well-known site seal, 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. You’ll also gain some peace of mind that comes from knowing the world’s leading Certificate Authority has your back with a $10,000 warranty and it also comes with a dynamic Sectigo branded site seal, 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
  • Static Sectigo Secure Site 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

For many site owners, getting SSL only became a matter of necessity after Google started marking HTTP pages “Not Secure.” Essential SSL removes those warnings and gets your site marked “Secure” and enables HTTPS.

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Essential SSL is a Domain Validated SSL certificate, this means that it can be issued within minutes of purchasing it.


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.


Essential SSL does not have Multi-Domain functionality. For a comparable SSL certificate try Sectigo Multi-Domain SSL.


Essential SSL does not have Wildcard functionality. For a comparable SSL certificate try the Essential SSL Wildcard.

Site Seal

Essential SSL comes with a dynamic (clickable) Sectigo branded site seal. It can be placed on login and checkout pages to boost trust.

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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 Instant SSL 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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