SSL Certificates Restricted to 1 Year
On September 1, 2020, the industry stopped issuing 2-year public SSL/TLS certificates. The new maximum validity for public DV, OV, and EV SSL/TLS certificates is 398 days (approximately 13 months). All Certificate Authorities must comply with this new limit and are not any longer offering certificates for quite 1 year.
Why am I able to Buy Multiple Year Certificates?
Although SSL can only be valid for one year, we are able to offer a sort of “subscription” service that permits you to get SSL coverage for 2 or more years.
When you first validate your SSL certificate, it’ll be valid for only one year in compliance with the industry standard. you will re-issue your SSL certificate at any time to increase the expiration date as far as possible, within the 1-year restriction.
You will have to re-issue and re-install the certificate a minimum of once annually to increase the expiration date further, until you’ve got used all of the time purchased.
When am I able to Renew My Certificate?
Along with the shortened fundamental measure allowed on SSL certificates, the first renewal period has also changed. Previously, you’ll renew your SSL up to 90 days before expiration. The new early renewal period starts within 30 days (one month) of the certificate’s expiration. you’ll renew your SSL up to 30 days early to learn from the renewal time rollover provided by the CA.
What About Other Types of Certificates?
Code Signing, Email Signing, and Document Signing certificates aren’t impacted by this variation, and may still be issued up to three years per certificate. Only SSL certificates are limited to 1 year.