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Easy validation of a GlobalSign certificate through a TXT record

Last updated: 07/06/2018

GlobalSign offers the possibility to validate a certificate request by using a TXT record in your domain name zone, aside from the classic e-mail validation used by most Certificate Authorities (by using a hostmaster@yourdomain.be address), and a third option of using a file uploaded to the root of your website, similar to the validation process Google for example uses to determine ownership of a website.

Note that this validation method is reserved to SSL certificates of the domain validation type, such as AlphaSSL and DomainSSL. OV and EV SSL certificates require more in-depth verification.

The exact syntax however can be a bit unclear. The easiest way to do this is by adding a TXT record for the zone "origin" (@). This is a breeze if you are using the My Kinamo website or, if you manage your own zone files, by adding the line below:

@     IN   TXT       "_globalsign-domain-verification=[UNIQUECODE]"

Don't forget to change the [UNIQUECODE] with the code provided by GlobalSign of course. After adding the record, you can simply continue with the validation proces and install your certificate.
On the GlobalSign validation page, choose yourdomain.be as validation entry, not the www.yourdomain.be option.