Industry standards change: End of 2-year public SSL/TLS certificates
On August 27, 2020, 6:00 PM MDT (August 28 00:00 UTC), DigiCert stopped issuing public DV, OV, and EV SSL/TLS certificates with a maximum validity greater than 397 days.
Now, 2-year public SSL/TLS certificate duplicates will have a max validity of 397 days. This means some duplicate certificates will expire before the order expires. To use the remaining validity included with the original certificate, request new duplicate certificates during the order's final 397-day period.
To learn more, see End of 2-year DV, OV, and EV public SSL/TLS certificates.
All DigiCert certificates come with unlimited free duplicate issues. To increase security and make it easier to install the certificate on multiple servers, generate a new CSR and create a duplicate certificate for each server.
The details in the duplicate certificate will be exactly the same as in the original certificate. Duplicate certificates never require DigiCert to revoke previous copies of your certificate.
To get a duplicate certificate, follow the steps below.
To duplicate an SSL/TLS certificate, you need to generate a new CSR. For more information about creating a CSR, see our Create a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) page.
Sign in to CertCentral.
Fill out the Request Duplicate form and modify the certificate as needed.
In the sidebar menu, click Certificates > Orders. On the Orders page, click the Order # of the certificate that needs to be duplicated. On the certificate's Order # details page, in the Certificate Actions dropdown, click Request Duplicate.
Once approved, we issue the duplicate certificate and send it to the certificate contact via email. You can also download the duplicate certificate from your account. See Download a certificate from your account.
Install and configure the new certificate. For more information about installing your certificate, see our SSL Certificate Installation Instructions & Tutorials page.
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