I paid for my renewal, (where is my certificate/why is my site not secure)?

Most likely, you did not generate or apply for your renewal certificate. Think of SSL like a passport – when the old one expires you must toss it out and apply for a new one. You should be able to see in your account or via an email how to generate or apply for your new order. If you have generated, make sure that the new certificate was approved and installed in place of the old expiring certificate.

Do I need to provide my business verification document again for renewing my OV/EV SSL certificate?

Depending on the certificate details submitted with your renewal, the Certificate Authority (CA) may be able to use some previously validated information/documents. If this is an EV order, certificates validated more than 13 months are required to complete full business validation again, including providing new documentation. For OV orders, the CA can reuse previous validated information up to 39 months from the original order. Please note that if any details of your organization change, you may be required to provide additional documents.

How can I renew my SSL certificate?

A renewal is basically the same as buying a brand new certificate, “renewal” is simply an industry term that is used by all providers. So, you can go through the exact same purchasing process to renew your certificate. However, if you have access to a “renewal” option when purchasing your SSL certificate, be sure and use that so you get the remaining time rolled over from your expiring certificate to your new renewal certificate.

Why does the website say the SSL certificate is ‘Untrusted’?

This is more than likely because the intermediate certificates were never installed. Installing them should resolve this error. Below you will find links on where to locate and install your intermediate certificate, depending on the Certificate Authority that issued the cert. Or you can always contact your SSL provider. https://knowledge.digicert.com/generalinformation/INFO4331.html https://knowledge.geotrust.com/support/knowledge-base/index?page=content&id=AR1421 https://search.thawte.com/support/ssl-digital-certificates/index?page=content&id=AR1384 https://knowledge.rapidssl.com/support/ssl-certificate-support/index?page=content&id=AR1548 https://support.comodo.com/index.php?/Default/Knowledgebase/List/Index/108/sha-2

My browser is not showing the green padlock/green bar, why?

There are several reasons why this could be occurring or a combination of several. The four most common reasons are: Insecure content, which means there are HTML elements on your site being explicitly linked by http. This would need to be updated via your system administrator. Missing or invalid intermediate chain. Your certificate is issued from an intermediate file. Make sure that you install this alongside your certificate on your server. If you do not have this file please contact your SSL provider. Your certificate is issued with the SHA-1 hashing algorithm. Browsers no longer trust this algorithm. You will…