View validation instructions

If you don't know how to redirect your web server traffic to ​Akamai​, or if your certificate does not deploy within a few hours, you should view the validation instructions. To view the validation instructions, click View Validation Instructions from the Actions menu.

You can view validation instructions for any domains that Let's Encrypt did not validate. If you click Download validation instructions on the Validate Control Over Domains(s) page, CPS downloads a CSV file of all validation instructions across all the domains on your certificate.

Once Let's Encrypt validates your control over the domains, it generates the certificate and sends the signed certificate back to CPS. CPS deploys the certificate to the network after receiving it back from the Let's Encrypt.