Order client certificate

POST
https://www.digicert.com/services/v2/order/certificate/{{client_certificate_id}}

This page is for ordering products with the client_certificate group name (see Glossary – Product identifiers).

Use this endpoint to submit a client certificate request order.

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

  • client_premium - Premium
  • client_digital_signature_plus - Digital Signature Plus
  • client_authentication_plus - Authentication Plus
  • client_email_security_plus - Email Security Plus
  • class1_smime - Class 1 S/Mime Certificate

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.

cURL
curl -X POST \
  'https://www.digicert.com/services/v2/order/certificate/{{client_certificate_id}}' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -H 'X-DC-DEVKEY: {{api_key}}' \
  -d '{
  "certificate": {
    "common_name": "Lock Cole",
    "emails": [
      "locke.cole@example.com"
    ],
    "signature_hash": "sha256",
    "csr": "<csr>"
  },
  "skip_approval": true,
  "organization": {
    "id": 112233
  },
  "container": {
    "id": 445566
  },
  "order_validity": {
    "years": 1  
  },
  "payment_method": "balance"
}'
Python
import requests

url = "https://www.digicert.com/services/v2/order/certificate/{{client_certificate_id}}"

payload = "{\n  \"certificate\": {\n    \"common_name\": \"Lock Cole\",\n    \"emails\": [\n      \"locke.cole@example.com\"\n    ],\n    \"signature_hash\": \"sha256\",\n    \"csr\": \"<csr>\"\n  },\n  \"skip_approval\": true,\n  \"organization\": {\n    \"id\": 112233\n  },\n  \"container\": {\n    \"id\": 445566\n  },\n  \"order_validity\": {\n    \"years\": 1\n  },\n  \"payment_method\": \"balance\"\n}"
headers = {
    'X-DC-DEVKEY': "{{api_key}}",
    'Content-Type': "application/json"
    }

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

print(response.text)
Go
package main

import (
	"fmt"
	"strings"
	"net/http"
	"io/ioutil"
)

func main() {

	url := "https://www.digicert.com/services/v2/order/certificate/{{client_certificate_id}}"

	payload := strings.NewReader("{\n  \"certificate\": {\n    \"common_name\": \"Lock Cole\",\n    \"emails\": [\n      \"locke.cole@example.com\"\n    ],\n    \"signature_hash\": \"sha256\",\n    \"csr\": \"<csr>\"\n  },\n  \"skip_approval\": true,\n  \"organization\": {\n    \"id\": 112233\n  },\n  \"container\": {\n    \"id\": 445566\n  },\n  \"order_validity\": {\n    \"years\": 1\n  },\n  \"payment_method\": \"balance\"\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)

	fmt.Println(res)
	fmt.Println(string(body))

}
NodeJS
var request = require("request");

var options = { method: 'POST',
  url: 'https://www.digicert.com/services/v2/order/certificate/{{client_certificate_id}}',
  headers: 
   { 'Content-Type': 'application/json',
     'X-DC-DEVKEY': '{{api_key}}' },
  body: 
   { certificate: 
      { common_name: 'Lock Cole',
        emails: [ 'locke.cole@example.com' ],
        signature_hash: 'sha256',
        csr: '<csr>' },
     skip_approval: true,
     organization: { id: 112233 },
     container: { id: 445566 },
     order_validity: { years: 1 },
     payment_method: 'balance' },
  json: true };

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

  console.log(body);
});
201 Created (one-step approval)
{
    "id": 112233,
    "requests": [
        {
            "id": 113,
            "status": "pending"
        }
    ]
}
201 Created (two-step approval)
{
    "id": 112233,
    "requests": [
        {
            "id": 113,
            "status": "submitted"
        }
    ]
}
201 Created (auto approval)
{
    "id": 112233,
    "requests": [
        {
            "id": 113,
            "status": "approved"
        }
    ],
    "certificate_id": 113
}

Request parameters

Name Req/Opt Type Description
certificate required object Certificate details.
.. common_name required string Name to be secured.
.. emails required array Emails to be placed on the certificate.
.. signature_hash required string Hash algorithm used to signing the certificate.
Allowed values: sha256
.. organization_units optional array Department in your organization associated with the certificate.
.. csr optional 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, certificate.dns_names, and organization.id. If you are requesting a certificate for an organization without an existing ID, you must provide values for all required parameters of the organization object.
auto_renew optional int Number of times the certificate should renew automatically.
renewal_of_order_id optional int If order is a renewal, enter the previous order's ID.
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
organization required object Object with information about the organization to associate with the request. You can associate the request with an existing organization, or you can create a new organization when you submit the order request.

To associate the request with an existing organization, pass the ID of the organization as the value of organization.id in the body of your request. To create a new organization, include the details of the organization in the organization object. For more information about the structure and required parameters of the organization object, see the Create organization documentation.

Note: When you submit an order with organization details instead of providing an organization ID, we check the organizations that already exist in your account to avoid creating a duplicate.
  • If we find one matching organization, we automatically associate the order with that organization instead of creating a new one.
  • If we find two or more matching organizations, we automatically associate the order with the oldest matching organization in your account instead of creating a new one.
To override this behavior and force the request to create a new organization, set the organization.skip_duplicate_org_check parameter to true in the body of your request.

Important: When you want to associate an order with an existing organization, we recommend always using the ID of the organization instead of the organization's details in the body of your request. To get the ID values for organizations in your account, use the List organizations endpoint. Additionally, we recommend deactivating unused organizations to ensure they are never accidentally assigned to a new order request. To deactivate an organization, use the Deactivate organization endpoint.
.. id required* int The ID of an existing organization to associate with the order. To get the ID of organizations in your account, use the List organizations endpoint.
*Not required if you are creating a new organization with your request.
.. skip_duplicate_org_check optional bool Use true to skip the check for duplicate organizations in your account. When you skip this check, you force the request to create a new organization, regardless of whether the details you provide in the request match the details of an organization that already exists in your account.
Default: false
container optional object If needed, specify the container the order should be placed under.
.. id optional int Container ID.
order_validity required object Defines the validity period of the certificate and order.
.. years required* int Number of years the certificate and order are valid.
*Can be replaced by order_validity.days or order_validity.custom_expiration_date.
Range1-2
.. days optional int Number of days the certificate and order are valid.
Overrides order_validity.years.
.. custom_expiration_date optional string Custom expiration date for the certificate and order.
Overrides order_validity.days and order_validity.years.
Formatdd MMM YYYY (for example, "09 JUN 2025")
validity_years optional int Number of years the certificate and order are valid.
Deprecated. Use the order_validity object to set the validity period of the certificate and order.
Allowed values: 1 - 2
custom_expiration_date optional string Custom expiration date for the certificate and order.
Deprecated. Use the order_validity object to set the validity period of the certificate and order.
Overrides validity_years

Format: yyyy-MM-dd
custom_fields optional* object 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.
payment_method optional string Specify the payment method to use.
Allowed values: balance, card, profile
Default: balance
alternative_order_id optional string A custom alphanumeric ID to assign the order. To see the alternative_order_id assigned to an order, use the Order info endpoint.

Alternative order IDs do not replace the unique order ID that DigiCert assigns each order request. You cannot use alternative order IDs to search for or identify orders in API calls that require an order_id parameter in the URL path or request body.

If the Require unique alternative order IDs option is enabled in your account settings, you cannot submit order requests with an alternative order ID that is already assigned to an order in your account. Use this feature to enable nonce order requests, or to prevent your integration from creating duplicate orders in cases where you do not receive a response from the API. Account administrators can toggle this option from the CertCentral console. From the Settings > Preferences page, open the Advanced Settings menu, and look for the Alternative order ID option.

This parameter is always optional, even if the Require unique alternative order IDs option is enabled in your account. If a request does not use this parameter, no alternative_order_id value is assigned to the order.

Maximum length: 64 characters
Note: The Require unique alternative order IDs option may not appear in the advanced settings menu for all CertCentral accounts. To enable this option for your account, contact your account manager or our Support team.

Response parameters

Name Type Description
id int Order ID.
organization object Container for new organization details.
Only returned if a new organization was created with the order.
.. id int Organization ID for the new organization.
requests array Contains information about the request.
.. id int Request ID.
.. status string Request status.
Possible values: pending, submitted, approved, rejected
certificate_id int Certificate ID.
Returned if request status is approved.