Important changes SSL

Information about change in validity period of SSL certificates.

Due to the change in CA/B Forum regulations and browser policies regarding the validity period of SSL certificates, we would like to inform you that on the 28th of August 2020 Certum has withdrawn the possibility to purchase and activate SSL certificates for 2 years. In order to meet the highest security standards Certum will issue and renew SSL certificates for 1 year from the 1st of September 2020.

If you have purchased an SSL certificate for 2 years and you have not activated it please contact our Complaints Department.

How to perform the Reissue mechanism for a 2-year Certum SSL certificate issued before the 1st of September 2020 for the period 01.09.2020 - 01.09.2022 ?

As of September 1, 2020, the reissue of a 2-year certificate (Reissue) will be valid for a maximum of 1 year. To take advantage of the full 2-year certificate validity period, we will enable you to perform the Reissue mechanism in two options:

  • Option 1 - in the first year, once the Reissue mechanism is performed, the certificate will be issued with a validity period of one year from the issuance date, which is shorter than the base certificate.
  • Option 2 - in the second year you will be able to reissue the base certificate, for a period from the date of reissue to the end of the 2-year validity of the base certificate.


If you have additional questions, please contact our helpline.



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