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5. Provide the CA with the CSR upon request. In most cases, this is part of the
acquisition process. Figure 11-31 shows DigiCert’s process allowing us to submit the
Figure 11-31 Submitting the CSR to the CA.
6. The CA will conduct a verification process. This process varies from CA to CA, but
might involve sending emails to email addresses based on Whois lookup information
of the domain. The goal of the CA is to verify that you have the authority to act on
behalf of the domain from which you are trying to get a certificate issued. When the
verification process is complete, you will receive a certificate file from the CA. After
you receive that file, you are ready to complete the certificate installation.