Notice on Stopping the Issuance of 2-Year SSL Certificates by CAs Starting from September 1, 2020

Last updated: 2020-09-03 17:47:42

    Due to the changes in Apple and Google’s root store policies, as of September 1, 2020, newly issued SSL/TLS certificates with a validity period greater than 13 months (397 days) will be prohibited by policy and will not be trusted. Starting from September 1, 2020, global CAs will no longer issue 2-year SSL certificates. Tencent Cloud will also stop providing the 2-year SSL certificate purchase service from August 25, 2020. To purchase a 2-year SSL certificate, ensure that it is requested and issued before August 25, 2020.

    FAQs:

    What changes will the policy changes bring?

    Due to the root store policy changes of Apple and Google, as of September 1, 2020, the validity periods of newly issued SSL/TLS certificates cannot exceed 13 months.

    When will the policy changes take effect?

    September 1, 2020.

    I just bought a 2-year SSL certificate. Will it still be trusted after September 1, 2020?

    Certificates issued before September 1, 2020 with a validity period longer than 397 days will not be affected by the policy changes.

    What happens if I reprocess a 2-year certificate after the policy changes take effect?

    If you reprocess a 2-year certificate after September 1, 2020, the validity period of the reissued certificate will be limited to 397 days.

    Note:

    Thank you for your support for Tencent Cloud. We will, as always, continue to provide you with professional HTTPS services.
    If you encounter any problems while using our services, contact us for assistance by submitting a ticket.