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Customize the lifetime of your DigiCert Multi-year Plan

We are happy to announce you can now configure a custom lifetime for your Multi-year Plan (MyP) when requesting a TLS certificate in CertCentral. On the TLS certificate request forms, use the new Custom order validity option to customize the length of your TLS certificate order.

Note: Maximum TLS certificate validity is 397 days per industry best practices. See End of 2-Year public SSL/TLS certificates.

Custom Multi-year Plan order lengths can be set in days or by expiration date. Maximum order length is 2190 days (6 years). Minimum order length is 7 days.

Note: Custom orders start on the day we issue the certificate for the order. Order pricing is prorated to match the certificate selected and your custom order length.

To customize your MyP coverage

  1. On the Request certificate form, click Select coverage length.
  2. In the How long do you need to protect your site pop-up window, select Custom order validity.
  3. Under Select your customer order length, configure the lifetime for your Multi-year Plan:
    1. Custom order length
      Specify the length of your plan in days.
    2. Custom order expiration date
      Select the day you want your plan to expire on.
  4. Click Save.
enhancement

Updated product settings for public TLS certificates

To provide more control over your certificate order process, we updated the product settings for public TLS certificates. Now, you can determine the allowed Multi-year Plan order lengths users can select from when ordering a public TLS certificate.

On the TLS certificate's product settings page, use the Allowed validity periods option to determine what MyP order lengths appear on a TLS certificate request form: 1 Year, 2 Years, 3 Years, 4 Years, 5 Years, and 6 Years. Note that changes made to product settings apply to requests placed through CertCentral and the Services API.

Note: Previously, the Allowed validity periods option was used to determine the maximum certificate lifetime a user could select when ordering a public TLS certificate. However, with the industry move to 1-year certificate this option is no longer needed for certificate lengths. See End of 2-Year public SSL/TLS certificates.

To configure the allowed MyP order lengths for a TLS certificate

  1. In the left main menu, go to Settings > Product Settings.
  2. On the Product Settings page, select a public TLS certificate. For example, select Secure Site OV.
  3. Under Secure Site OV, in the Allowed validity periods dropdown, select the validity periods.
  4. Click Save Settings.

The next time a user orders a Secure Site OV certificate, they will only see the validity period lengths you selected on the request form.

Note: Setting limits on Multi-year Plan order lengths removes the custom validity option from your TLS certificate request forms.

enhancement

CertCentral Domains page: Improved domains.csv report

On the Domains page, we improved the CSV report to make it easier to track OV and EV domain validation expiration dates and to view the previously used domain control validation (DCV) method.

The next time you download the CSV file, you will see we three new columns in the report:

  • OV Expiration
  • EV Expiration
  • DCV Method

To download the domains.csv report

  1. In the left main menu, go to Certificates > Domains.
  2. On the Domains page, in the Download CSV dropdown, select Download All Records.

When you open the domains.csv, you should see the new columns and information in your report.

enhancement

Improved Domains page: DCV expiration dates and more

We improved the Domains page enabling you to see when the domain control validations (DCVs) for your domains expire—OV and EV validations.

Note: Previously, to find out when a domain's validation was going to expire, you had to go to the domain's details page.

Now when you go to the Domains page (in the left main menu, go to Certificates > Domains), you'll see these new additions:

  • Two new sortable columns: OV Expiration and EV Expiration
    After you complete the DCV for your domain, these columns show the expiration dates for the domain validations.If domain validations are not renewed, the expiration dates disappear after one year.
    These expiration dates are calculated from when the Domain Control Verification (DCV) was completed (OV: +825 days, EV: +13 months).
  • Four new filters in the Validation Status dropdown
    • OV Expired
    • EV Expired
    • OV Expiring*
    • EV Expiring*
  • Warning icon
    If a validation has expired, you'll see a warning icon next to the "expiration" date.

*Note: These filters show domain validations that expire in the next 30 days.

enhancement

Improved Domain details page: DCV expiration dates and more

We improved the Domain details page, enabling you to see when the domain control validations (DCVs) for your domain expires—OV and EV validations.

Now when you go to a domain's details page, under Domain Validation, you'll see a new subsection, Validation Status, that lets you see when the domain's OV and EV certificate domain validations will expire*. We also added a warning icon to make it easier to identify when a validation has expired.

*Note: These expiration dates are calculated from when the Domain Control Verification (DCV) was completed (OV: +825 days, EV: +13 months).

new

New feature: Submit domains for revalidation at any time

On the Domain details page, we added a new feature, enabling you to submit a domain for revalidation before the domain control validation (DCV) for it expires. Now, you can submit a domain for revalidation at any time, enabling you to complete the domain’s validation early to maintain seamless certificate issuance for the domain.

When you go to a domain's details page, under Domain Validation, you'll see a new subsection, Submit for validation. Before a domain's validation expires, you can resubmit it for validation and select the DCV method you want to use to demonstrate control over your domain. See Domain prevalidation: Revalidate your domain before validation expires.

For a domain with current validation, you still see a green check mark indicating the validation for the domain is still valid and can be used when ordering certificates for it. However, you will also see a message letting you know the domain is pending revalidation. When you've completed the DCV, the expiration date changes, and the pending revalidation message disappears.

enhancement

Updates to the Domain details page

We simplified the Domain Validation section on the Domain details page to display only two validation types with their expiration dates: OV and EV. We also updated the page to show the domain validation expiration dates calculated from when the Domain Control Verification (DCV) was completed (OV: +825 days, EV: +13 months).

Note: Previously, you could see up to two other validation types: Grid and Private. Grid certificates have the same validity period as OV: 825 days. Domain validation is not required for private certificates as these certificates are not publicly trusted.

To view a domain's validation expiration dates, in the left main menu, go to Certificates > Domains. On the Domains page, locate the domain and click its Domain Name link. On the Domain details page, under Domain Validation, view your domain validations and when they expire.

enhancement

CertCentral Services API: Improved List domains and Domain info endpoints

In the DigiCert Services API, we updated the List domains and Domain info endpoints, enabling you to see when the domain control validations (DCV) for the domain expire: OV and EV validations. This new information is only returned in the response if you include the URL query string include_validation=true.

Now, when you get a list of all domains or information about a specific domain and you include the URL query string include_validation=true, you can see when the DCVs for the domain expire.

Example requests with the URL query string:

  • Domain info
    https://www.digicert.com/services/v2/domain/{{domain_id}}? include_validation=true
  • List domains
    https://www.digicert.com/services/v2/domain?include_validation=true

Example response – domain control validation (DCV) expiration dates

Example response with DCV expiration dates

fix

Removed "Pending" column from Domains page

We found a bug on the Domains page preventing us from providing accurate information about a domain's pending validations. As a temporary solution, we are removing the Pending column from the page until a permanent fix can be deployed.

To view if a domain has pending validations, in the left main menu, go to Certificates > Domains. On the Domains page, locate the domain and click its Domain Name link. On the Domain details page, under Domain Validation, check to see if the domain has pending validations: OV and EV.