TXT DCV methodTXT record validation requires the creation of a TXT record in the hostname’s authoritative DNS.
If your domain is already active with a partial DNS setup — with Cloudflare or another DNS provider — you cannot use a TXT record for DCV. That domain’s TXT record needs to be reserved for forwarding traffic to Cloudflare.
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 clicking a certificate.
- Getting certificate details , and finding the
Once you locate your certificate, find the following values:
- Dashboard: Certificate validation TXT name and Certificate validation TXT value
Update DNS records
At your authoritative DNS provider, create a TXT record named the
txt_name and containing the
txt_value. Once this TXT record is in place, validation and certificate issuance will automatically complete.
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.