As your certificate authority, it’s our responsibility to share shifts in the industry with our customers. One major change that’ll be coming into effect is around the shortening of term changes. We’ll briefly go over potential impacts to your site and how GoDaddy is adapting to better serve you.
Maximum SSL certificate validity reduced to 1 year
This change was first announced by Apple at the CA/Browser Forum Spring Face-to-Face event in Bratislava back in March of this year. Then, at the CA/Browser Forum’s Summer event (held virtually), Google announced its intention to match Apple’s changes with its own root program.
Starting on September 1, SSL/TLS certificates cannot be issued for longer than 13 months (397 days).
There’s also a browser-driven ballot that seeks to align the industry’s baseline requirements with the new root program changes. That issue’s currently being debated by the Forum — we’ll be sure to keep … Read more