SSL Gold Wildcard

SSL Gold Wildcard

SSL Gold encryption for an unlimited amount of subdomains

The organization validated SwissSign SSL Gold Wildcard Certificate allows you to protect and manage any number of subdomains for a defined domain name using a single certificate: *

Wildcard certificates are suited to protecting several websites that share the same domain or to cope with frequent additions of subdomains.

The SwissSign SSL Gold Wildcard Certificate includes all advantages of the gold category: a high degree of trust thanks to organization validated identify proof. By making the website operator visible to the user the SSL Gold Wildcard Certificate offers enhanced protection and security.

Would you like to obtain several certificates in a simple and flexible manner? The SwissSign Managed PKI service pays off from just 5 SSL Gold certificates.

Please read carefully the identity check hints under the "Identity“ section below. 


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  • VISA
  • PostFinance
  • Rechnung

Product details

  • Verification of identity for domain, applicant and organisation
  • Issue time within 1 to 2 working days after request
  • Term of one or two years
  • License can be used on an unlimited number of servers
  • Warranty 100’000 CHF
  • Entry of organisation (e.g. company) in Certificate
  • Free re-issues
  • Full reimbursement within 30 days of issue
  • Internationalised domain name (IDN) possible
  • Appropriate for the use in Microsoft Exchange UCC (see FAQ)
  • Permitted for Amazon payments
  • The certificate can also be obtained via Managed PKI
  • Telephone and e-mail support in English, German and French
  • After the Sale of the certificate the SwissSign seal is provided in the customer login



  • With Wildcard, in addition to the main domain (, you also protect sub-domains such as, for example,, and Please note that sub-sub-domains (e.g. sub.* are not covered by this certificate. For the protection of multiple sub-sub-domains we recommend the SSL Gold Multi-Domain Certificate.
  • The Wildcard Certificate is issued based on one Certificate Service Request (CSR) or attributes entry and one private key. In case you need more private keys with the same subject please order additional certificates.
  • In case a private key of a wildcard certificate is compromised all installation of this wildcard certificate must be replaced by a new certificate. In critical environments we suggest to use single domain certificates per server system to avoid this hazzle.



Technical details

  • Recognised root CA
  • SHA-2 signature hash algorithm
  • Encryption of up to 256 bits
  • Key length of up to 2,048 bits
  • Asymmetric encryption with 2,048 bits and symmetric encryption with up to 256 bits are possible
  • Key use: Digital signature, key encipherment, client authentication, server authentication
  • Distribution on all common browsers and platforms. See Compatibility
  • DNS CAA policies will be followed before authorization of the request
  • Validation with OCSP and CRL
  • User account for certificate management
  • Revocation service for the revoking of certificates
  • Notification 30 days and 10 days prior to expiry of validity
  • Application-specific entries in the certificate:
    • CN = common name: domain name FQDN (mandatory)
    • O= organisation (mandatory)
    • OU = organisational unit (optional)
    • C = country (mandatory)
    • L = location (mandatory)
    • ST = canton, federal state (optional, mandatory if country is equal to city)
    • Period of validity
    • SAN (SubjectAlternativeName) entries with main domain and wildcard subdomain entry
    • Further applicant-specific entries are not permitted and are removed from a CSR.


  • All binding guidelines for this certificate type are stipulated in the relevant Certificate Policy and Certification Practice Statement (CP/CPS): SwissSign Gold CP/CPS

The SSL Gold Certificate is used for the following reasons:


For safety

Since the organisation is validated, the company name in the certificate is transparently shown in webpages and applications.


For trust

The use of SSL Gold emphasises the importance a company places on building trust in the use of internet services. 


Examples of Usage

On web pages sharing sensitive data or in webshops.



  • High protection for customers and visitors
  • The company name is displayed in the certificate thanks to the validation process
  • Provides trust in the web page and in the company. Helps increase Google ranking

Please submit the following documents by post

  • Original copy of the signed application form. You will receive this automatically via e-mail after redeeming the license at
  • Copies (front and reverse) of a passport or identity card (Switzerland, Liechtenstein or EU) belonging to the applicant
  • For public institutions: Excerpt from the Federal State Calendar or other proof of the organisation's existence on request. In general, a commercial register excerpt is not required.
  • Copies (front and reverse) of a passport or identity card (Switzerland, Liechtenstein or EU) belonging to the authorised signatory(ies) and/or co-signatory(ies) in accordance with the commercial register / Federal State Calendar.



  • For requests outside Switzerland: In order to minimise the time and resources required in connection with unsuccessful requests, please send a scan of the above-mentioned documents to the following address for clarification in advance:
  • Language: Please submit your documents in German, English or French. Documents in other languages or composed using non-Latin characters must be translated into one of the three mentioned languages and the translation must be notarised. To this end, organisations based outside the EU and Liechtenstein again also require notarisation based on the Hague Apostille.
  • Should you wish to request several Gold-level certificates, you can use your organisation's or domain owner's authorisations: authorisations (PDF, 168 KB)
  • DNS CAA policies will be followed before authorization of the request

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