Role Definitions

Role Definitions

Definitions of the Roles Involved in Applying for and Purchasing an ExtendedSSL Certificate

GlobalSign SSL certificates are validated according to a strict set of procedures defined by the CA/B Forum (The CA/Browser Forum). For this reason the certificate can only be purchased either directly by the Applicant or by an agent working on behalf of the Applicant. In either situation signatures must be received from both the certificate requestor and the contract signer. Please note that this could be the same person fulfilling both roles. In addition, GlobalSign verifies the certificate approver - the person with authority to approve the certificate requestor’s right to request certificates on behalf of the Applicant. The definition of each role is as follows:-

(1) Certificate Requestor – The ExtendedSSL Certificate Request MUST be submitted by an authorized Certificate Requestor. A Certificate Requestor is a natural person who is the Applicant, employed by the Applicant, or an authorized agent who has express authority to represent the Applicant or a third party (i.e., ISP or hosting company) that completes and submits an ExtendedSSL Certificate Request on behalf of the Applicant.

(2) Certificate Approver – The ExtendedSSL Certificate Request MUST be approved by an authorized Certificate Approver. A Certificate Approver is a natural person who is the Applicant, employed by the Applicant, or an authorized agent who has express authority to represent the Applicant to (i) act as a Certificate Requestor and to authorize other employees or third parties to act as a Certificate Requestor, and (ii) to approve ExtendedSSL Certificate Requests submitted by other Certificate Requestors.

(3) Contract Signer – A Subscriber Agreement applicable to the requested ExtendedSSL Certificate MUST be signed by an authorized Contract Signer. A Contract Signer is a natural person who is the Applicant, employed by the Applicant, or an authorized agent who has express authority to represent the Applicant who has authority on behalf of the Applicant to sign Subscriber Agreements.

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