Alert ID : INFO1745

Last Modified : 07/08/2020

What is a Distinguished Name?

Description

The Distinguished Name is a set of values entered during enrollment and the creation of a Certificate Signing Request (CSR).

 

The following values compose the Distinguished Name information:

SSL Certificates:

  • Country (2 character country code such as US)
  • Locality/City
  • State (must be spelled out completely such as New York or California)
  • Organization (legal company name)
  • Organizational Unit (division or department of company but this is a flexible field)
  • Common Name (the fully qualified domain name such as www.digicert.com)


Code Signing ID's:

  • Organization (legal company name)
  • Organizational Unit (division or department of company but this is a flexible field)
  • Locality/City
  • State (must be spelled out completely such as New York or California)
  • Country (2 character country code such as US)

 

Note: Enter your Distinguished Name information accurately to reflect your registered organization name. Be sure to use capitalization, abbreviations and punctuation exactly as you would like it to appear to Web site visitors.

 

You will need to apply for a new certificate if any of the Distinguished Name information has changed.

Distinguished Name Field

Current Certificate

Change

Requires

Common Name (CN)

www.digicert.com

www.knowledge.digicert.com

Buy New

Organization (O)

Digicert, Inc.

Digicert

Buy New

Organizational Unit (OU)

Marketing

Sales

Renew

Locality (L)

Lehi

Melbourne

Buy New

State (S)

Utah

Victoria

Buy New

Country (C)

US

AU

Buy New