The clock is ticking: SSL certificates will soon only be valid for one year

As early as March, Apple announced at the CA/Browser Forum in Bratislava that it would only issue SSL certificates for its in-house browser Safari for one year (more precisely: 397 days). Under this pressure, the other major browser manufacturers Microsoft, Mozilla and Google finally followed suit. But what does this change mean for our centron customers and website operators? Read all about the background to this change below.

First things first: what do you need to do?

The answer to this question is: nothing, at least not much. All certificates that you are currently using or that you acquire by August 30, 2020 remain valid and have their full remaining lifespan. All SSL certificates issued after September 1, 2020 will then only be valid for a maximum of one year and must be extended accordingly. It is enough for you to keep this in mind – The clock is ticking: SSL certificates will soon only be valid for one year.

Background: Why only one year lifespan?

Many users complain that certificates have an expiry date at all. After all, it is a digital good and not a cup of yoghurt. On the surface, this sounds plausible. But if we look under the hood, the step by Apple, Google and Co. makes perfect sense. In essence, there are two main points that we would like to explain to you in more detail. Learn more.