After generation, the next step in the SSL process is to complete the stringent validation process set forth by the issuing Certificate Authority (CA). This process requires the certificate requester to complete some for authentication before receiving a valid, trusted certificate. Each certificate type has a different set of requirements that you or your business has to complete. The process in which these requirements are satisfied is entirely dependent on the information provided and how cooperative the certificate requester is. The below articles contain step-by-step instructions on how to complete the validation process and discusses some alternative options for each requirement.