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.
CertCentral Enterprise: Multi-year Plans now available
We are happy to announce that Multi-year Plans are now available in CertCentral Enterprise.
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.
Note: Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) and Flat Fee contracts only support 1 and 2-year Multi-year Plans.
As of September 1, 2020, the maximum validity of an SSL/TLS certificate is 397 days. When the active certificate for a Multi-year Plan is about to expire, you reissue the certificate to maintain your SSL/TLS coverage.
DigiCert® Multi-year Plans available for all DigiCert public SSL/TLS certificates
We are happy to announce that Multi-year Plans are now available for all public SSL/TLS certificates in CertCentral. These plans allow you to pay a single discounted price for up to six years of SSL/TLS certificate coverage.
Note: Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) contracts support only 1 and 2-year Multi-year Plans. Flat Fee contracts do not support Multi-year Plans. If you have a Flat Fee contract, please contact your account manager to find a solution that works with your contract.
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. For more information, see Multi-year Plans.
DigiCert Services API changes to support Multi-year Plans
In our Services API, we updated our public SSL/TLS certificate endpoints to support ordering a certificate with a Multi-year Plan.
To each endpoint for ordering a public SSL/TLS certificate, we added new optional* request parameters. Additionally, we've updated these endpoints such that the validity period of your order no longer must match the validity period of your certificate.
*Note: Requests must include a value for either the order_validity object or for one of the top-level order validity parameters: validity_years, validity_days, or custom_expiration_date. The values provided in the order_validity object override the top-level validity parameters.
These changes should not affect your current integrations. However, to maximize your SSL/TLS coverage, you may want to start purchasing your public SSL/TLS certificates with a Multi-year Plan. For API integrations, see Order Multi-year Plan.
Example certificate request with new parameters