EV (Extended Validation) Certificate Benefits

dev, security

I’ve been playing around with SSL certificates for years but never occurred to me what’s the purpose of Extended Validation. Primarily because they are so out of my price range I didn’t even consider them. Today I learned that one benefit of having EV cert is having the company name next to the green padlock.

I don’t think it’s worth the effort and a whole lot of extra money but it sure looks cool compared to a small padlock icon only!