Entrust Private SSL Certificates

Entrust Private SSL Certificates

Privately Trusted SSL Certificates

Entrust Private SSL certificates enable the continued use of non-registered domain names. This new type of certificate provides the same key sizes, signing algorithms, validity periods and CA protection as Entrust’s proven publicly trusted SSL certificates — but are issued via a privately shared CA that protects you from possible impersonation attacks by ensuring no two certificate names are alike.

What are Your FQDN Certificate Options?

    1. Switch to FQDNs, Keep Public SSL Certificates
      Switch to fully qualified domain names (FQDNs) and continue to use public SSL certificates. Root certificate trust is automatically delivered by the operating system or the browser without your IT involvement. Properly changing domain names, however, could take an extended period of time — or even break existing integrations — as they may be hard-coded into existing applications.


    1. Use In-House, Self-Signed Certificates
      Organizations who require total control may choose to use a dedicated privately trusted CA to deploy non-public SSL certificates for internal security. Offload the burden of managing your own CA by implementing a managed PKI from Entrust. This hosted approach offers the same proven certificates as an in-house PKI without added expense or need to employ an expert staff. You are, however, leaving certificate policy to individual admins, which serves as a disadvantage to most companies.


  1. Switch to Entrust Private SSL Certificates
    Migration to Entrust Private SSL Certificates enables the continued use of non-registered domain names. This new type of privately trusted certificate provides the same key sizes, signing algorithms, validity periods and CA protection as Entrust’s proven publicly trusted SSL certificates — all issued via a private shared CA that ensures no two names are alike.

Front Line Encryption

Your website’s security is our number one priority. That’s why Entrust certificates feature hybrid 256-bit pre-shared and 2048-bit public key encryption in our root certificates. With support for SHA-1 and SHA-2 algorithms, Entrust Organization SSL Certificates protect your data by offering security that benefits from the best features of both symmetric and asymmetric encryption.

Discover Entrust's Hybrid Cryptosystem

Private SSL Certificate Pricing

1 Year*2 Year*3 Year* 
$149 each$130/year$122/yearBuy Now

* Pricing for United States, Canada and UK. All prices are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice. Canadian Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is charged on orders from Canada. International customers, please refer to the International tab below.

Additional Benefits & Features

  • Registered & Non-Registered Domains
    Domains for Entrust Private SSL Certificates are registered to just one customer, further bolstering security. For additional flexibility, private SSL certificates may also include previously registered fully qualified domain names.
  • Unlimited Server Licensing
    Like many of Entrust’s trusted SSL certificates, Entrust Private SSL Certificates may be deployed on more than one server — at no additional charge — and can be reissued as required.
  • Full Certificate Lifecycles
    Take full control of your private SSL certificates. From revocation, reissuance and renewal, manage Entrust Private SSL Certificate lifecycles just like a standard publicly trusted SSL certificate via the Entrust Certificate Management service.
  • Up to 250 SAN Values
    Secure up to 250 private domains via a single Entrust Private SSL Certificates. This introduces thousands of dollars in savings compared to the competition, who often limit you to 100 SAN values.
  • Quick Issuance
    Entrust verification begins immediately based upon your certificate request, and your certificate is usually ready within 1-2 days.

  • Unlimited Issuance Policy and Server Licenses
    Enable flexible certificate re-issuance when users lose passwords or re-image machines, and install your certificates on an unlimited number of servers
  • Self-Service Certificate Creation
    Eliminates the wait for manual certificate issuance
  • Convenient Expiry Notifications
    Lessens the risk of inadvertent certificate expiration
  • SHA-1 or SHA-2 Signing Capabilities
    Options to sign your certificate with SHA-1 or SHA-2.
  • SSL Certificate Expertise
    Entrust customer service experts are available to help you through every step of the certificate management lifecycle.

Why Entrust SSL?

Entrust is more than a security company. We’re your partner — real people you can depend on to provide the security, focus and trust you deserve.

And while we do provide a full range of security solutions for all type of organizations, Entrust Certificate Services personnel have one with one purpose in mind – your protection. Let us help you build a layered, identity-based security approach through our comprehensive portfolio of SSL digital certificates and services.

Learn Why Entrust SSL is Right for You

How to Buy Private SSL Certificates

In order to issue an Entrust Private SSL Certificate, you must have access to an Entrust Cloud SSL Enterprise account. If you do not have an account with us, please contact our sales team. You will need to supply the following information for your account and Private SSL Certificate:

  • Provide Entrust with the Non Fully Qualified Domain name you are looking to secure so that we can reserve exclusive rights to that domain for your organization.
  • Your legal business name and address
  • An account Billing Contact, Technical Contact who will receive account credentials, and an Authorization account.

Once your account has been approved, you will need to supply a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) to issue the certificate. Always remember to back up your private key. If you lose your private key, you can always re-issue the certificate for free using your Cloud SSL Enterprise account.

For additional inquires or assistance when buying an Entrust Private SSL Certificate, please review the Entrust SSL Certificate Enrollment Guide.

For further information about our digital SSL certificates or to place a purchase order, please call 1-888-690-2424 or contact us online.

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