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[IMPORTANT CHANGES] Maximum validity period for SSL certificates becomes 2 years

We want to inform you of the upcoming industry deprecation of 3-year certificates.

The CA/Browser Forum approved Ballot 193 which reduces the maximum validity period (or ”lifetime”) of Domain Validated (DV) or Organization Validated (OV) SSL/TLS certificates from 39 months to 27 months (825 days). The maximum lifetime of Extended Validation (EV) certificates already was limited to 2 years.

This is an industry-wide change required of all Certificate Authorities:

  • February 20, 2018 for Symantec, RapidSSL, GeoTrust and Thawte certificates
  • March 1, 2018 for Comodo certificates

How does this affect current SSL certificates?

Any SSL certificate issued before the above dates with a validity period of 3 years should continue to work as intended, and no action related. After the above dates, the term of re-issuing SSL certificates will be limited to 27 months (825 days)

What does this mean for new applications?

Once the resolution is adopted by the CAs, it will no longer be possible to order SSL certificates with a validity period of more than  27 months (825 days), via the Openprovider control panel or API.

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