Intermediate Certificates help complete a "Chain of Trust" from your SSL or client certificate to GlobalSign's root certificate. As a DomainSSL customer you must install your end entity SSL Certificate (received via e-mail) along with a DomainSSL intermediate certificate listed below.
While all levels of SSL – Extended Validation (EV), Organization Validated (OV), and Domain Validated (DV) – provide encryption and data integrity, they vary in terms of how much identity verification is involved and how the certificates display in browsers.
There are generally three different levels of vetting that most SSL Certificates are built on. Domain Validated (DV) , Organization Validated (OV), and Extended Validation (EV). The major difference in these certificates revolves around what information the Certificate Authority, GlobalSign, confirms in order to issue a certificate.
What is Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)? Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a server and a client—typically a web server (website) and a browser, or a mail server and a mail client (e.g., Outlook).
A Comodo Code Signing Certificate allows developers to add a layer of assurance that tells users that their software can be trusted and does not come from a malicious hacker. A Code Signing Certificate allows IT developers to digitally sign their software before distribution over the Web.