SSL Panel Updates October 2017

This month we bring you five updates on the SSL Panel: an Interactive Guide has been added to the SSL Panel, a Special SSL Certificates Sale will run until the end of the year, an Implementation of the New Web PKI Hierarchy was announced by Symantec, Symantec will increase the SAN limit to 250 by December 1, 2017 and DigiCert Completes Acquisition of Symantec’s Website Security and Related PKI Solutions

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Certificate Authority Authorization

Certification Authority Authorization (CAA) is intended to reduce the risk of SSL/TLS certificate issuance without prior knowledge of the owner. The simplest description of CAA is that it is a DNS record that lists the CAs permitted to issue certificates for your domain. A CA will be required to check this record before they issue a certificate and to only issue the certificate if they are authorised to do so.

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