Turn on client certificate renewal notifications

When requesting a client certificate, you can set the certificate to renew automatically: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 25, or 99 times. With automatic renewals, DigiCert does not send renewal notifications. Instead, we renew the certificate and send the original certificate requestor a copy to replace the expiring client certificate.

However, if you prefer to renew your client certificate manually, we recommend turning on client certificate renewal notifications. That way, you are notified before the certificate expires, enabling you to renew it before you lose permission to access an internal site, sign or encrypt email, etc.

Before you begin

  • Client certificate renewal notifications are turned off by default.
  • Renewal notifications are not sent for client certificate orders that are set to automatically renew.

Turn on client certificate renewal notifications

  1. In your CertCentral account, in the left main menu, go to Settings > Notifications.

  2. On the Notifications page, expand Advanced notification settings.

  3. In the Certificate lifecycle recipient settings section, under Other renewal notifications, check Turn on client certificate renewal notifications.

  4. At the bottom of the page, select Save Settings.

What's next

CertCentral will send renewal notifications for your client certificates not set to renew automatically. For more information about CertCentral renewal notifications, see Certificate renewal notifications.

Turn off client certificate renewal notifications

  1. In your CertCentral account, in the left main menu, go to Settings > Notifications.

  2. On the Notifications page, expand Advanced notification settings.

  3. In the Certificate lifecycle recipient settings section, under Other renewal notifications, uncheck Turn on client certificate renewal notifications.

  4. At the bottom of the page, select Save Settings.

What's next

CertCentral will no longer send renewal notifications for client certificates not set to renew automatically.