Starting at 19th August Sectigo CA will issue SSL certificates for 1-year only, and starting at 1st September all other CA's. That means any SSL certificate will be valid for 13-months MAX (1-year + 30days). Those who use Subscription SSL services will have to replace SSL each 13-months.
Website owners that currently use two-year website certificates will only be able to obtain one-year certificates as of Sept. 1. Any certificates that are currently valid for two years and issued before Sept. 1 will remain valid.
When Sectigo branded certs stop issuing 2 year Public TLS certificates?
Beginning August 19, 2020, Sectigo will only be issuing one-year (up to 398 days) TLS certificates.
When DigiCert (RapidSSL, Thawte, GeoTrust) stop issuing 2 year Public TLS certificates?
Beginning September 1st, 2020, Sectigo will only be issuing one-year (up to 398 days) TLS certificates.
Will other certificate types be affect by this industry mandated change?
No. This only applies to public TLS certificates. Private-root and other types of certificates (e.g. Code Signing Certificates, S/MIME certificates, etc.) will be unaffected and will have the same maximum validity that they have today.
No more 90-days during renewals
The max period for new SSL will be 398 days (13 months), that means vendors will be able to add up to 30-days (MAX) during renewals OR replacements using subscription SSL.
Solution via Subscription SSL
Great news to the SSL market! Now most SSL certificates are available for 2, 3, 4, and 5-year Subscription Plans. For security reasons, your certificate will initially be issued with a maximum 13-months validity. Prior to the expiration, We will contact you to replace your certificate for another maximum duration certificate. That allows to receive great multi-year discounts.
Monday, July 27, 2020