Supplying an SSL Certificate

Note: See Domain and SSL options for more details, on selecting a domain name for your Clinch Talent hosted pages.

Introduction

If you plan on hosting a custom domain (i.e. not use the default  career-pages.comdomain), then you must supply a suitable SSL certificate to support@clinchtalent.com

The support team will install the certificate against your custom domain, so your candidates will get a secure and seamless experience.

Types of SSL certificates supported

There are three main types of SSL certificates that differ in terms of cost and the amount of validation and trust built into the process of issuing the certificate.

Clinch Talent supports the following SSL certificates:

1. Extended Validation (EV) certificates

Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates are where the Certificate Authority (CA) checks the right of the applicant to use a specific domain name.

In addition, it conducts a vetting of the organization. The issuance process of EV SSL Certificates is strictly defined in the EV Guidelines, as formally ratified by the CA/Browser forum in 2007, that specify all the steps required for a CA before issuing a certificate, and includes:

  • Verifying the legal, physical and operational existence of the entity
  • Verifying that the identity of the entity matches official records
  • Verifying that the entity has exclusive right to use the domain specified in the EV SSL Certificate
  • Verifying that the entity has properly authorized the issuance of the EV SSL Certificate

2. Organization Validation (OV) certificates

Organization Validation (OV) SSL Certificates are where the Certificate Authority (CA) checks the right of the applicant to use a specific domain name.

In addition, it conducts some vetting of the organization. Additional vetted company information is displayed to customers when clicking on the Secure Site Seal, giving enhanced visibility in who is behind the site and associated enhanced trust.

3. Domain Validation (DV) certificates

Domain Validation (DV) SSL Certificates are where the Certificate Authority (CA) checks the right of the applicant to use a specific domain name.

No company identity information is vetted and no information is displayed other than encryption information within the Secure Site Seal.

What does Clinch Talent require to install the certificate for your domain?

The Clinch Talent Support team requires the following three files:

In PEM format:

  • The public certificate file.
  • All intermediate certificates from the Certificate Authority (CA), known as the SSL certificate chain.

In RSA format:

  • The private key

Note: The maximum SSL key length that we support is 2048-bits.

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