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Multi-year Plans now available

We are happy to announce that Multi-year Plans are now available in CertCentral and CertCentral Partners.

DigiCert® Multi-year Plans allow you to pay a single discounted price for up to six years of SSL/TLS certificate coverage. With Multi-year Plans, you pick the SSL/TLS certificate, the duration of coverage you want (up to six years), and the certificate validity. Until the plan expires, you reissue your certificate at no cost each time it reaches the end of its validity period.

The maximum validity of an SSL/TLS certificate will go from 825 days to 397 days on September 1, 2020. When the active certificate for a Multi-year Plan is about to expire, you reissue the certificate to maintain your SSL/TLS coverage.

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Browser support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 has ended

The four major browsers no longer support Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1.

What you need to know

This change doesn't affect your DigiCert certificates. Your certificates continue to work as they always have.

This change affects browser-dependent services and applications relying on TLS 1.0 or 1.1. Now that browser support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 has ended, any out-of-date systems will be unable to make HTTPS connections.

What you need to do

If you are affected by this change and your system supports more recent versions of the TLS protocol, upgrade your server configuration as soon as you can to TLS 1.2 or TLS 1.3.

If you do not upgrade to TLS 1.2 or 1.3, your webserver, system, or agent will not be able to use HTTPS to securely communicate with the certificate.

Browser TLS 1.0/1.1 deprecation information

Firefox 78, released June 30, 2020

Safari 13.1, released March 24, 2020

Chrome 84, released July 21, 2020

Edge v84, released 7/16/2020

Helpful resources

With so many unique systems relying on TLS, we can't cover all upgrade paths, but here are a few references that may help:

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CertCentral Services API: Updated error message documentation

In the Services API documentation, we've updated the Errors page to include descriptions for error messages related to:

  • Immediate DV certificate issuance
  • Domain control validation (DCV)
  • Certificate Authority Authorization (CAA) resource record checks

Earlier this year, we improved the APIs for DV certificate orders and DCV requests to provide more detailed error messages when DCV, file authorization, DNS lookups, or CAA resource record checks fail. Now, when you receive one of these error messages, check the Errors page for additional troubleshooting information.

For more information:

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New addition to DigiCert Developers portal

We are happy to announce a new addition to the DigiCert Developers portal—CT log monitoring API. For DigiCert API integrations, use these endpoints to manage the CT log monitoring service that is included with your Secure Site Pro certificate order. See CT log monitoring API.

CT Log Monitoring services

CT log monitoring allows you to monitor the public CT logs for SSL/TLS certificates issued for the domains on your Secure Site Pro certificate order, in near real time.

CT log monitoring is a cloud service so there is nothing to install or manage. After we've issued your Secure Site Pro, and you've turned CT Log monitoring for the order, you can start using the service immediately to monitor the domains on the Secure Site Pro certificate order.

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11 SUPPORTED LANGUAGES IN THE DOC AND DEVELOPERS PORTALS

As we work to globalize our product offerings and make our websites, platforms, and documentation more accessible, we are happy to announce that we've added language support to the Document and Developers portals.

We now support these 11 languages:

  • English
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

How does language support work?

When you visit the portals, use the language selector (globe icon) to change the portal display language. We save your language selection for 30 days so you don't need to reselect it every time you visit our documentation site.

TIPS AND TRICKS

Access Doc and Developer portals

You can access the Document and Developers portals from the DigiCert website and CertCentral.

  • From digicert.com
    In the top menu, hover over Support. Under Resources, you can find Documentation and API Documentation links.
  • From CertCentral
    In the Help menu, select Getting Started.
    On the API Keys page, click API Documentation. (In the left main menu, go to Automation > API Keys).

Create links within documentation

You can link to sections within the documentation.

On the documentation page, hover on the subheader you want to link to and click the hashtag icon (#). This creates a URL in the browser's address bar.

Use this feature to bookmark or link to specific sections in the instructions.

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We've updated the documentation links in the CertCentral help menu and on the Account Access page to point to our new documentation portals.

Now, in the CertCentral help menu, when you click Getting Started, we take you to our new DigiCert Documentation Portal. Similarly, when you click Change Log, we take you to our improved Change log page. And now, on the Account Access page (in the sidebar menu, click Account > Account Access), when you click API Documentation, we take you to our new DigiCert Developers Portal.

April 2, 2019

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We are happy to announce the new DigiCert Documentation Portal. The new site has a modern look and feel and contains streamlined, task-based help documentation, product news, the change log, and API developer documentation.

We are also happy to announce the new DigiCert Developers Portal is out of beta. The developer site has a modern look and feel and contains information about the available endpoints, uses cases, and workflows.

Tips and tricks

  • You can access the documentation portal at www.digicert.com in the top menu under Support (click Support > Documentation).
  • In our documentation, hover on a subheader and click the hashtag icon. This creates a URL in the browser's address bar so you can bookmark or link to specific sections in the instructions.

Coming soon

Get started will contain information to help you get acquainted with the features in your account.

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We moved the CertCentral DV Certificate Enrollment guide to https://docs.digicert.com/certcentral/documentation/dv-certificate-enrollment/.

A pdf version of the guide is still available (see link at the bottom of the Introduction page).

Additionally, we updated and added instructions to cover the supported DCV methods for DV certificates in CertCentral.

  • Added new Domain Control Validation (DCV) instructions
    • Use the Email DCV method
    • Use the DNS TXT DCV method
    • Use the File DCV method
    • File DCV method common mistakes
  • Updated the order DV certificate instructions
    • Order a RapidSSL Standard DV Certificate
    • Order a RapidSSL Wildcard DV Certificate
    • Order a GeoTrust Standard DV Certificate
    • Order a GeoTrust Wildcard DV Certificate
    • Order a GeoTrust Cloud DV Certificate
  • Updated the reissue DV certificate instructions
    • Reissue a RapidSSL Standard DV Certificate
    • Reissue a RapidSSL Wildcard DV Certificate
    • Reissue a GeoTrust Standard DV Certificate
    • Reissue a GeoTrust Wildcard DV Certificate
    • Reissue a GeoTrust Cloud DV Certificate