Anticipating the deprecation of 3-year certificates DigiCert will stop accepting certificate request for 3-year certificates as of February 20, 2018. This means that as of Februari 21, 2018 only requests for one- or two-year certificates will be accepted. It applies to “normal” as well as EV SSL/TLS certificates.
Shortening maximum validity of certificates
Starting March 1, 2018 the validity of Domain Validated (DV) and Organization Validated (OV) certificates will be valid for up to 825 days (a little more than two years), as is currently already the case for the Extended Validation (EV) certificates.
The purpose of reducing the validity period is to improve security and minimize the consequences of incorrectly issued certificates. For this reason, some members of the CA|B forum even favour further reducing the validity
|DigiCert certificates affectyed by the change:||DigiCert certificates not affected by the change:|
|• Standard SSL
• Multi-Domain SSL
• Wildcard SSL
• Client (S/MIME)
• Code Signing
• EV Code Signing
• Document Signing
• Extended Validation SSL
• EV Multi-Domain SSL
Existing 3-year certificates issued before February 28th, 2018, remain valid for 3 years. However, upon renewal, their validity will be limited to 2 years.
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