Pedir DV SSL


This page describes products with the dv_ssl_certificate group name (see Glossary – Product identifiers).

Use this endpoint to request or renew a DV SSL certificate. To renew a certificate, you must place the request from the same account used to order the original certificate.

Replace {{dv_ssl_certificate_id}} in the URL with the product identifier for the type of certificate to order:

  • ssl_dv_geotrustGeoTrust Standard DV SSL Certificate
  • ssl_dv_rapidsslRapidSSL Standard DV SSL Certificate
  • wildcard_dv_geotrustGeoTrust Wildcard DV SSL Certificate
  • wildcard_dv_rapidsslRapidSSL Wildcard DV SSL Certificate
  • cloud_dv_geotrustGeoTrust Cloud DV

In addition to these products, DigiCert offers flexible certificates that support any type of domain configuration. You can order a flexible DV certificate with the Order GeoTrust DV SSL endpoint. To activate this certificate type for your CertCentral account, contact your account manager or our Support team. For more information, see Flex certificates.

You can only order certificates that are enabled for your account. Use the Product list endpoint to get the list of products available for your account.

Example requests and responses

curl -X POST \
  '{{dv_ssl_certificate_id}}' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -H 'X-DC-DEVKEY: {{api_key}}' \
  -d '{
    "certificate": {
        "common_name": "",
        "dns_names": [
        "csr": "<csr>",
        "server_platform": {
            "id": 2
    "custom_expiration_date": "",
    "comments": "Message for the approver.",
    "container": {
        "id": 69748
    "custom_renewal_message": "Renew me.",
    "skip_approval": true,
    "disable_ct": 0,
    "validity_years": 1,
    "custom_fields": [
            "metadata_id": 12,
            "value": "Invoice #12345"
    "payment_method": "balance",
    "dcv_method": "email",
    "dcv_emails": [
    		"dns_name": "",
    		"email_domain": "",
    		"email": ""
    		"dns_name": "",
    		"email_domain": "",
    		"email": ""
    		"dns_name": "",
    		"email_domain": "",
    		"email": ""
    "locale": "en",
    "technical_contact": {
        "first_name": "Jim",
        "last_name": "Smith",
        "telephone": "555-555-5555",
        "job_title": "IT Admin",
        "email": ""
import requests

url = "{{dv_ssl_certificate_id}}"

payload = "{\n    \"certificate\": {\n        \"common_name\": \"\",\n        \"dns_names\": [\n        \t\"\",\n        \t\"\"\n        ],\n        \"csr\": \"<csr>\",\n        \"server_platform\": {\n            \"id\": 2\n        }\n    },\n    \"custom_expiration_date\": \"\",\n    \"comments\": \"Message for the approver.\",\n    \"container\": {\n        \"id\": 69748\n    },\n    \"custom_renewal_message\": \"Renew me.\",\n    \"skip_approval\": true,\n    \"disable_ct\": 0,\n    \"validity_years\": 1,\n    \"custom_fields\": [\n        {\n            \"metadata_id\": 12,\n            \"value\": \"Invoice #12345\"\n        }\n    ],\n    \"payment_method\": \"balance\",\n    \"dcv_method\": \"email\",\n    \"dcv_emails\": [\n    \t{\n    \t\t\"dns_name\": \"\",\n    \t\t\"email_domain\": \"\",\n    \t\t\"email\": \"\"\n    \t},\n    \t{\n    \t\t\"dns_name\": \"\",\n    \t\t\"email_domain\": \"\",\n    \t\t\"email\": \"\"\n    \t},\n    \t{\n    \t\t\"dns_name\": \"\",\n    \t\t\"email_domain\": \"\",\n    \t\t\"email\": \"\"\n    \t}\n    ],\n    \"locale\": \"en\",\n    \"technical_contact\": {\n        \"first_name\": \"Jim\",\n        \"last_name\": \"Smith\",\n        \"telephone\": \"555-555-5555\",\n        \"job_title\": \"IT Admin\",\n        \"email\": \"\"\n    }\n}"
headers = {
    'X-DC-DEVKEY': "{{api_key}}",
    'Content-Type': "application/json"

response = requests.request("POST", url, data=payload, headers=headers)

package main

import (

func main() {

	url := "{{dv_ssl_certificate_id}}"

	payload := strings.NewReader("{\n    \"certificate\": {\n        \"common_name\": \"\",\n        \"dns_names\": [\n        \t\"\",\n        \t\"\"\n        ],\n        \"csr\": \"<csr>\",\n        \"server_platform\": {\n            \"id\": 2\n        }\n    },\n    \"custom_expiration_date\": \"\",\n    \"comments\": \"Message for the approver.\",\n    \"container\": {\n        \"id\": 69748\n    },\n    \"custom_renewal_message\": \"Renew me.\",\n    \"skip_approval\": true,\n    \"disable_ct\": 0,\n    \"validity_years\": 1,\n    \"custom_fields\": [\n        {\n            \"metadata_id\": 12,\n            \"value\": \"Invoice #12345\"\n        }\n    ],\n    \"payment_method\": \"balance\",\n    \"dcv_method\": \"email\",\n    \"dcv_emails\": [\n    \t{\n    \t\t\"dns_name\": \"\",\n    \t\t\"email_domain\": \"\",\n    \t\t\"email\": \"\"\n    \t},\n    \t{\n    \t\t\"dns_name\": \"\",\n    \t\t\"email_domain\": \"\",\n    \t\t\"email\": \"\"\n    \t},\n    \t{\n    \t\t\"dns_name\": \"\",\n    \t\t\"email_domain\": \"\",\n    \t\t\"email\": \"\"\n    \t}\n    ],\n    \"locale\": \"en\",\n    \"technical_contact\": {\n        \"first_name\": \"Jim\",\n        \"last_name\": \"Smith\",\n        \"telephone\": \"555-555-5555\",\n        \"job_title\": \"IT Admin\",\n        \"email\": \"\"\n    }\n}")

	req, _ := http.NewRequest("POST", url, payload)

	req.Header.Add("X-DC-DEVKEY", "{{api_key}}")
	req.Header.Add("Content-Type", "application/json")

	res, _ := http.DefaultClient.Do(req)

	defer res.Body.Close()
	body, _ := ioutil.ReadAll(res.Body)


var request = require("request");

var options = { method: 'POST',
  url: '{{dv_ssl_certificate_id}}',
   { 'Content-Type': 'application/json',
     'X-DC-DEVKEY': '{{api_key}}' },
   { certificate: 
      { common_name: '',
        dns_names: [ '', '' ],
        csr: '<csr>',
        server_platform: { id: 2 } },
     custom_expiration_date: '',
     comments: 'Message for the approver.',
     container: { id: 69748 },
     custom_renewal_message: 'Renew me.',
     skip_approval: true,
     disable_ct: 0,
     validity_years: 1,
     custom_fields: [ { metadata_id: 12, value: 'Invoice #12345' } ],
     payment_method: 'balance',
     dcv_method: 'email',
      [ { dns_name: '',
          email_domain: '',
          email: '' },
        { dns_name: '',
          email_domain: '',
          email: '' },
        { dns_name: '',
          email_domain: '',
          email: '' } ],
     locale: 'en',
      { first_name: 'Jim',
        last_name: 'Smith',
        telephone: '555-555-5555',
        job_title: 'IT Admin',
        email: '' } },
  json: true };

request(options, function (error, response, body) {
  if (error) throw new Error(error);

201 Created (email)
  "id": 6484932,
  "certificate_id": 6079436
201 Created (dns-txt-token or http-token)
  "id": 6484932,
  "certificate_id": 6079436,
  "dcv_random_value": "icru1984rnekfj"

Request parameters

For information about allowed values for certificate fields, see Publicly Trusted Certificates – Data Entries that Violate Industry Standards.

Name Req/Opt Type Description
certificate required object Certificate details.
.. common_name required string Domain to be secured.
.. dns_names optional array Additional domains to be secured.
Can result in additional costs. (See Best practices – Get both versions of a domain for free.)
.. csr required* string Certificate signing request (CSR).
Note: The Services API does not extract information from the CSR to fill in the details of a certificate request. You must provide values for all relevant request parameters, including certificate.common_name and certificate.dns_names.
.. organization_units optional array Department in your organization the certificate is for.
.. server_platform optional object Server platform type.
Default: -1 (other)
.. .. id required int Server platform ID.
See Glossary – Server platforms
renewed_thumbprint optional* string If order is a renewal, enter the SHA-1 thumbprint of the previous order's primary certificate. For more information, see How to check a certificate's thumbprint.
*Renewal orders must include either a renewed_thumbprint or renewal_of_order_id value.
validity_years required int Number of years the certificate is valid.
Can be replaced by validity_days or custom_expiration_date.
Allowed values: 1, 2
validity_days optional int Number of days the certificate is valid after it is issued.
Overrides validity_years
custom_expiration_date optional string Custom expiration date for the certificate. Date must be less than 825 days in the future.
Overrides validity_days and validity_years
Format: yyyy-MM-dd
comments optional string Comments about the order for the approver.
apply_cr_discount optional bool When true, applies any competitive replacement discounts that are available for the domains on the order. To calculate competitive replacement discounts before you place an order, use the List replacement benefits endpoint.
Default: false
serial_number optional string Serial number of the non-DigiCert certificate for which you expect to receive a competitive replacement discount when you place the order. If not provided, we use the information from your order request to look for a match among certificates on the CT log servers, and we apply a discount based on the best match we can find.
auto_renew optional int Specify if the certificate should automatically renew.
Default: 0
Allowed values: 0 (disabled), 1 (enabled)
custom_renewal_message optional string Custom message to be included in renewal notifications.
disable_renewal_notifications optional bool Specify if renewal notification emails should be disabled.
Default: false
additional_emails optional array Additional email addresses to receive certificate notification emails (e.g., certificate issuance, duplicate certificate, certificate renewals, etc.).
renewal_of_order_id optional* int If order is a renewal, enter the previous order's ID.
*Renewal orders must include either a renewed_thumbprint or renewal_of_order_id value.
payment_method optional string Specify the payment method to use.
Allowed values: balance, card, profile
Default: balance
dcv_method required string DCV method to use when verifying domain control.
See Glossary – DCV methods
dcv_emails optional array List specifying the email scope when sending DCV emails.
You can add an entry for each DNS name being secured by the certificate.
.. dns_name required string DNS name on the certificate that this scope should apply to.
.. email_domain required string WHOIS domain record to use to verify email addresses.
This value must match the dns_names base domain.
.. email optional string Email address to use when sending DCV emails.
This email address must appear on the WHOIS record for the domain specified in the email_domain parameter.
locale optional string Language that the DCV email should use.
See Glossary – Locale codes
skip_approval optional bool Specify if the order should skip the approval step and be immediately submitted for validation and issued when complete.
Default: false
disable_ct optional bool Specify if CT logging for the certificate should be disabled.
Order-specific CT logging must be enabled or this will be ignored. See Allow Users to Keep Certificates Out of CT Logs.
Default: false
container optional object If needed, specify the container the order should be placed under.
.. id required int Container ID.
custom_fields optional* array Account-specific custom fields.
*Whether or not these fields are required depends on your custom field settings.
.. metadata_id required int Custom field ID.
.. value required string Value for the custom field.
Data validation type depends on your custom field settings.
technical_contact optional object Technical contact details.
.. first_name required string First name of the technical contact.
.. last_name required string Last name of the technical contact.
.. telephone required string Telephone number of the technical contact.
.. job_title optional string Job title of the technical contact.
.. email required string Email address of the technical contact.

Response parameters

Name Type Description
id int Order ID.
certificate_id int Certificate ID.
dcv_random_value string Random value used to validation domain control.
Only returned when using either dns-txt-token or http-token as the DCV method.