IGC Basic Hardware Unaffiliated Digital Certificate

Step 1 - Apply online and pay for your IGC certificate

You have selected an IGC Basic Assurance on Hardware Unaffiliated Digital Certificate. This means your certificate will be stored in a hardware device (e.g. USB token or smart card), and that it will not assert any specific business entity association (affiliation). Hardware storage type is selected during the application process.

The IdenTrust online application process will ask you to provide personal information, and then pay for your digital certificate. Personal information collected for Basic assurance certificates is to enable automated identity proofing, eliminating the need for you to visit a Notary or other individual approved for in-person identity proofing.

Upon completion of the online application, you will receive a one-time code via email that you must reply to for your application to be approved.

The following personal information will be collected:

  • Full name, personal address, email address and phone number
  • Birth date
  • Driver’s License or other State License number
  • Social Security Number
  • Credit card number – name and address associated with card must match your provided personal information provided


Below are the accepted payment methods:




  • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express)
  • Voucher Number - A voucher may have been provided to you by your company or application provider to use as form of payment
  • Driver’s License or other State License number
  • Social Security Number
  • Credit card number – name and address associated with card must match your provided personal information provided

Step 2 - Processing of your certificate request

As your application for an IGC Certificate is processed, you may be contacted by an IdenTrust Registration Agent to answer any questions or to provide more information.

You will be notified by email when your IGC certificate is approved.

On approval, any hardware device purchased, along with certificate activation materials will be sent to your mailing address using either U.S. Mail, or if you chose to upgrade during your online application, Federal Express. This ensures that your activation materials are delivered to your residence for you to retrieve your certificate asserting your identity.

Step 3 - Retrieve your certificate

Upon receipt of your IdenTrust welcome letter and instructions with activation material, simply follow the instructions provided to retrieve your IGC Basic Assurance on Hardware Digital Certificate.

Note, you will need to remember the password you created during application to complete the retrieval process.

Done!