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FDA ESG Digital Certificates

Secure Electronic Submission to the FDA

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Digital Certificates are now required for submitting electronic documentation to the FDA Electronic Submissions Gateway.

Digital Certificates for use with the FDA are used to encrypt documents in transmission and the FDA ESG uses the Digital Certificate to verify the integrity of the document received from a specified source.

The minimum requirement for a Digital Certificate for use with the FDA Electronic Submissions Gateway is a Personal Identification Certificate which GlobalSign brands as PersonalSign1 Certificate. GlobalSign also offers a high level security security (PersonalSign2Pro) that binds to the individual's name, company name and email.

Features PersonalSign 1 PersonalSign 2 Pro
Digital Certificate binds to: Email address only ( Email address, individual identity & company identity (Joe Smith, Abc Company,
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Pricing 1 year: $30 $90
Pricing 2 year: - $120
Pricing 3 year: $60 $150
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Ordering Multiple Certificates?

Save time - order all certificates under one account.

1. Place first/initial order via the GlobalSign website.

2. An account will be created on your behalf and your account credentials will be emailed to you.

3. Once you've received your account credentials, login to your account using your username (PARxxxxx) and click on the 3rd tab labeled "PersonalSign" and order additional certificates from the left hand menu under "New Certificate".

Steps to Preparing your Certificate for the FDA ESG

  • 1 Order your Certificate
  • 2 Install your
  • 3 Export your Private and Public Keys
  • 4 Send Test Submission using Public Key
  • 5 Begin Sending Submissions to
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For more information on these steps, please refer to our User Guide
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