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  1. The Identity and Access Management (IAM) team receives a request to use HTTP as the DCV option.  
  2. The Identity and Access Management (IAM) team requests the domain via InCommon Certificate Manager and waits for InCommon to verify UW domain ownership.
  3. IAM selects "HTTP" as the DCV option.
  4. Certificate Manager generates a text file and a specific filename to be used.
  5. IAM communicates this information to the requestor.
  6. The requestor must place this file in the root of a publicly-accessible web server at the domain name requested. For example, if the domain testing.com is requested, then the file must be available at http://testing.com/.well-known/pki-validation/filename.txt.
  7. Once the file is in place, the requestor must notify IAM.
  8. IAM returns to Certificate Manager, navigates to the domain, DCV, then clicks Test, then Submit.
  9. Upon successful validation InCommon will notify IAM via email that DCV has been completed.  Note:  DCV expires after one year.  This will not affect the validity of any certificates you have already obtained, but you will not be able to request new certificates in expired domains until you complete DCV again.  
  10. IAM will resolve your ticket, letting you know you can now remove the file and request certificates by submitting a CSR to Certificate Services.

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