prioritized our users’ security, and so when the opportunity came along
to upgrade to a higher security standard, we took it.
As of today, https://secure.actblue.com
will be guarded by an Extended Validation Secure Socket Layer (EVSSL)
Certificate. If you use the latest versions of Firefox or Internet
Explorer to make a donation or to store personal information on
ActBlue, you may notice a new visual security display (a green box in
your address bar, i.e.). If not, don’t worry; you’ll still benefit from
We’ve been committed to protecting our donors from the beginning– note the little yellow lock in our logo– and the EV SSL is one more way of reassuring Democrats that they are protected at ActBlue.
Extended Validation SSL
certificates were created as an international standard in response to
consumer fears about internet fraud. To obtain a certificate, ActBlue
had to complete a certificate validation process, which includes
ownership verification and confirmation of organizational identity.
When you use an EV SSL-aware browser,
you’ll always know when you’re looking at an authentic ActBlue
contribution page. It’s one more way we’re helping to protect you
against transaction fraud and identity theft.
Why do this, if other political organizations aren’t? Because we’re
in this for the long haul; because we prize user trust above all else;
and because we are committed, now as ever, to both political and
ActBlue users can now feel even more secure about donating to
Democrats online. We’re proud of this advancement, and we hope you are,