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CertCentral Services API: Update renewal notification settings

We added a new endpoint to the CertCentral Services API contract: Update renewal notification settings. Use this endpoint to enable or disable renewal notifications for a certificate order. 

For more information, visit the reference topic for this endpoint in the Services API documentation:


DigiCert to stop issuing SHA-1 code signing certificates

On Tuesday, December 1, 2020 MST, DigiCert will stop issuing SHA-1 code signing and SHA-1 EV code signing certificates.

Note: All existing SHA-1 code signing/EV code signing certificates will remain active until they expire.

Why is DigiCert making these changes?

To comply with the new industry standards, certificate authorities (CAs) must make the following changes by January 1, 2021:

  • Stop issuing SHA-1 code signing certificates
  • Stop using SHA-1 intermediate CA and SHA-1 root certificates to issue SHA-256 algorithm code signing and timestamping certificates

See Appendix A in the Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly-Trusted Code Signing Certificates.

How do the SHA-1 code signing certificate changes affect me?

If you rely on SHA-1 code signing certificates, take these actions as needed before December 1, 2020:

  • Get your new SHA-1 certificates
  • Renew your SHA-1 certificates
  • Reissue and get needed SHA-1 certificates

For more information about the December 1, 2020 changes, see our knowledgebase article DigiCert to Stop Issuing SHA-1 Code Signing Certificates.

If you have additional questions, please contact your account manager or our support team.


New feature: Document Signing certificate renewals

We fixed a bug on the Expiring Certificates page where we provided a Renew Now link for expiring Document Signing (DS) certificate orders. When you clicked Renew Now, it opened an SSL certificate renewal form where you were unable to complete your DS certificate renewal.

Note: To renew your DS certificate, you were required to order a new certificate.

Now, on the Expiring Certificate page when you click Renew Now for an expiring DS certificate order, it opens a DS certificate renewal form where you are able renew your certificate.

To learn more about renewing a DS certificate, see Renew a document signing certificate.


We updated the Document Signing (DS) certificate's Order details page and Order details panel adding a new Renew Certificate option making it easier to renew your DS certificate before it expires. Note that the Renew Certificate option doesn't appear on the Order details panel and page until 90 days before it expires.

Order details panel

In the left main menu, click Certificates > Orders. On the Orders page, click the DS certificate order's Quick View link. In the Order details panel, you'll see the new Renew Certificate option.

Order details page

In the left main menu, click Certificates > Orders. On the Orders page, click the DS certificate's order number link. On the Order details page, in the Order Actions dropdown, you'll see the new Renew Certificate option.