TLS/SSL certificate validity period shifts to one-year maximum
On September 1, all Certificate Authorities are required to stop issuing 2-year TLS/SSL certificates. The new industry-allowed maximum validity will be 1 year (398 days). DigiCert is limiting the maximum certificate validity to 397 days to account for differences in time zones. This change applies to all publicly trusted TLS/SSL certificates.
Take inventory of your current certificates and any new certificates they may need with a 2-year validity, and order them as soon as possible.
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Any pending 2-year certificates that have not been issued by August 27 will follow the new rules. The future certificate can only have a maximum of 397 days, and the balance of time can be claimed by issuing a new certificate for the remaining duration.
Any 2-year certificates issued by August 27 will remain valid until expiration without any modification or replacement. However, as we are unable to reissue 2-year certificates after August 27, any reissues made after that date will be reduced to 397 days.
DigiCert® Multi-year Plan coverage
The new industry rules only allow TLS/SSL certificate validity up to 398 days – one year with an additional month for handling renewals. DigiCert knows this reduction in validity, and renewal window, poses a problem for some customers.
As a solution, the DigiCert Multi-year Plan is now available as a new offering to help with the transition to a shorter certificate validity. .
DigiCert® Multi-year Plan certificates allow your customers to place a TLS/SSL certificate order for up to six years. Although these certificates will still need to be replaced annually per industry guidelines, your customers can eliminate the hassle of annual renewal payments and plan for renewals at their convenience without losing time they have paid for. Multi-year Plan support is available for 2- to 6-year orders.
Benefits of this plan: