DigiCert to stop 3-year SSL certificates
Everyone’s favourite SSL certificate provider DigiCert will no longer issue 3-year SSL/TSL Organization Validated (OV) and Domain Validated (DV) certificates after March 1, 2018. In an email to clients, the certificate authority said additionally OV and DV reissues and duplicates after February 28, 2018 will only have a life of 825 days.
The SSL certificates that will be affected by these changes are the:
- Standard SSL;
- Multi-domain SSL, and;
- Wildcard SSL.
Certificates not affected
The changes to the availability period will not affect the following certificates:
- Client (S/MIME)
- Code Signing
- EV Code Signing
- Extended Validation SSL
- EV Multi-Domain SSL
- Document Signing
Meanwhile, DigiCert has also advised clients using OV and DV certificates to apply for 2-year licenses immediately to avoid any inconveniences.
The move to shorten the maximum availability period of the certificates was voted for by the CA/Browser Forum early in 2017 in an effort to accelerate security efforts and improvements.
The forum is a voluntary conglomerate that promotes industry guidelines governing the issuance and management of digital certificates.
If you are interested in reading more: Announcement: Shortening Maximum Validity Periods for OV & DV Certificates