Email DCV methodEmail based validation will send an approval email to the contacts listed for a given domain in WHOIS, along with the following addresses:
[email protected], and
Selecting Let’s Encrypt as a CA limits a certificate to a TXT Certificate validation method, 90 days for the Certificate Validity Period, two host entries (one for the zone name and one for the subdomain wildcard of the zone name, such as
If using the API to order your certificate, this action also defaults
Specify DCV method
View DCV values
Once you specify your chosen validation method, you can access the validation values by:
- Going to SSL/TLS > Edge Certificates in the dashboard and selecting a certificate.
- Getting certificate details by making a with
status=pending_validationin the request parameter and finding the
Once you locate your certificate, find the following values:
- Dashboard: Certificate validation email recipients.
The addresses listed in this field will receive an email from
[email protected]. They should either click Review Certificate Request or the
Renew DCV tokens
However, some certificates — for example, if you are using wildcard certificates or certificates with multiple SANs or your hostname is not proxied — are not eligible for HTTP validation.
If your certificate is not eligible for HTTP validation, you will need to repeat the DCV process with your chosen method.