2020-03-05

From September 1, 2020. Certificates issued for more than 398 days i.e. two-year SSL (TLS) certificates will be not supported.

We would like to inform you that at the last CA/B Forum meeting in Bratislava, Apple announced that from September 1, 2020. Certificates issued for more than 398 days i.e. two-year SSL (TLS) certificates will be not supported. Any certificates issued before September 1, 2020 will continue to be valid and, regardless of their period of validity (up to 825 days), will not require any intervention or modification on your part.

The change in validity period only applies to certificates issued after September 1, 2020 and will result in websites with a certificate longer than 398 days no longer being trusted in the Safari browser.

It is a matter of time when other browsers such as Chrome and Firefox will make the same change. Shortening the validity period of the certificate by Apple is not surprising and fits into the context of improving the security of the modern Internet and its users. With SSL (TLS) lifetime reduction, it will be much easier for website owners to respond to security incidents, and with more frequent generation of a new key pair, the risk of key leakage or compromise will be significantly minimized.

Certum is ready for the proposed change of the certificate period and we hope that the change proposed by Apple will positively affect the quality of the modern Internet, of which each of us is part today. At the same time we would like to inform you that until August 31, 2020, two-year SSL certificates will be still available in our offer.

We will keep you informed about any changes in the offer.