How do I add an SSL Site Seal to my website?

The following article explains how to add a site seal to your website, informing your customers that your site is secure. The seal will only work if you have purchased a secure certificate, either from Geotrust or XRamp. If you purchased a certificate from another company you will need to contact them for instructions.

To add a SSL Site seal to your website, please follow these steps:

  1. Determine which type of certificate is attached to your site (see below if you are not sure).
  2. Determine which page(s) you would like the seal to appear on.
  3. Based on the type of certificate, add the following line(s) of code to each page:
    1. Geotrust
      <!-GeoTrust True Site[tm] Smart Icon tag. Do not edit. -->
      <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript" TYPE="text/javascript" SRC="//"></SCRIPT>
      <!-end GeoTrust Smart Icon tag -->
    2. XRamp
      <script language=JavaScript src=''></script>

The seal will appear on your page exactly where you place it in your code. If there is no certificate installed the code will either display nothing (Geotrust) or a warning message that there is no valid certificate (XRamp).

To determine which type of certificate you have on your site, Geotrust or XRamp, you will need to load your certificate, either through a browser or a command line utility and view the certificate information.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your site securely,
  2. Double click the secure icon in the lower right corner of the screen ( ).
  3. The box that appears will tell you if you have an Equifax (GeoTrust) certificate or an XRamp certificate installed on your site.


  1. Open your site securely,
  2. Double click the lock icon located at the bottom of your web browser ( ).
  3. Click on the button in the box that appears to see the certificate details.
  4. Locate the "Issued By" details to determine if an Equifax (GeoTrust) or XRamp certificate is installed on your site.

Mac OS X and Linux

  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. Run the following command: curl -v.
  3. The output will tell you if you have an Equifax (GeoTrust) or XRamp certificate installed on your site.


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