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
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
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.
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:
To download the domains.csv report
When you open the domains.csv, you should see the new columns and information in your report.
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:
*Note: These filters show domain validations that expire in the next 30 days.
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 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.
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.
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
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:
Example response – domain control validation (DCV) expiration dates
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.