QC for website authentication
Qualified certificate for website authentication (hereinafter only "QC for website") means an attestation that makes it possible to authenticate a website and links the website to the natural or legal person to whom the certificate is issued and meets the requirements laid down in Annex IV of Regulation (EU) No. 910/2014 (eIDAS). QC for website is issued by a qualified trust service provider
QC for website shall contain:
- an indication, at least in a form suitable for automated processing, that the certificate has been issued as a qualified certificate for website authentication;
- a set of data unambiguously representing the qualified trust service provider issuing the qualified certificates including at least the Member State in which that provider is established and:
- for a legal person: the name and, where applicable, registration number as stated in the official records,
- for a natural person: the person’s name;
- for natural persons: at least the name of the person to whom the certificate has been issued, or a pseudonym. If a pseudonym is used, it shall be clearly indicated;
- for legal persons: at least the name of the legal person to whom the certificate is issued and, where applicable, registration number as stated in the official records;
- elements of the address, including at least city and State, of the natural or legal person to whom the certificate is issued and, where applicable, as stated in the official records;
- the domain name(s) operated by the natural or legal person to whom the certificate is issued;
- details of the beginning and end of the certificate’s period of validity;
- the certificate identity code, which must be unique for the qualified trust service provider;
- the advanced electronic signature or advanced electronic seal of the issuing qualified trust service provider;
- the location where the certificate supporting the advanced electronic signature or advanced electronic seal is available free of charge;
- the location of the services that can be used to enquire about the validity status of the qualified certificate;
QC for website - purpose
QC for website provides a means by which a visitor to a website can be assured that there is a genuine and legitimate entity standing behind the website.
How to get QC for website?
To obtain a QC for website, the following steps must be taken:
- Prepare a certificate request in a PKCS # 10 formate
- To make an appointment in advance
- To visit the registration authority in person, or to authorize another natural person to do so
- Present the necessary identity documents
- Submit additional documents
- If payment is not made in cash or by payment card, submit billing information
Price list for the issuing of QC for website
Identification of the applicant
QC for website is always issued for a specific legal or natural person. The certificate must contain as a mandatory item the name of the legal entity or name and surname of the holder. In the case of a legal entity, the certificate is issued to the statutory representative as the formal holder, or a person authorized by him / her. In order to verify identity, the applicant must present two identity documents:
- primary document: valid identification document - national identification card resp. passport
- Secondary document: passport (if not presented as primary document), driver's license, birth certificate, service card, firearms license, health insurance card.
Certificate issuance process
After verifying the identity of the QC for website applicant and verifying the completeness and correctness of the request, the RA employee will forward the request to the CA for processing. After the certificate is issued, the RA worker and the applicant shall sign the relevant documentation. QC for website will be handed over to the formal holder after issuance, or it will be sent to the agreed e-mail address upon agreement. The process of issuing of QC takes about 20 minutes.
Validity of QC for signature
QC for website is usually issued with the validity of 1 year or 2 years respectively (365 or 730 days). After the end of this period, QC automatically expires and the QC can no longer be used for the purpose for which it was issued. An expired or revoked QC may not be renewed.