Web sites using an Extended Validation certificate will cause web browsers to change the address bar. The address bar will change to a green colour and display the name of the organization to which the certificate was Issued. Certificate Authorities will only grant Extended Validation certificates to an organization after the Certificate Authority confirms that the genuine organization is requesting the certificate.
The green address bar gives website visitors confidence that the site they're visiting is a part of the organization that they're trying to visit. This verification helps protect users from fraudulent sites posing as a legitimate organization.
Note: After the latest Chrome update, Chrome 69 displays the HTTPS padlock in gray color and no longer displays the Secure badge while other browsers like Firefox still shows the green address bar.
OpenSRS offers Extended Validation certificates with:
- DigiCert EV SSL Plus
- GeoTrust True Business ID EV
- Trustwave Premium SSL EV
- Symantec Secure Site EV
- Symantec Secure Site Pro EV
- Thawte SSL Webserver EV