Validation Changes FAQs

Validation Changes FAQs

Introduction

In line with the CA/B Forum's Validation Changes, GlobalSign has announced to make necessary changes starting April 22, 2017. As such, this article will clarify the requirement changes and answer common questions.

825-day Certificate Lifetimes

What is 825-day Certificate Lifetimes?
CA/B Forum has recently released Ballot 193 - 825 Certificate Lifetimes, hence, GlobalSign will start limiting issued SSL Certificates from 39 months to 27 months. Also, reuse of all SSL vetting information would be limited to a maximum of 27 months as well. This is applicable to all types of SSL Cetificates (MSSL, AlphaSSL, DV, OV, and CloudSSL). As such, all SSL certificates issued by GlobalSign would have a maximum of 27 months certificate lifetimes. 

What would be the impact for the issuance and reissuance of SSL Certificates? 
For initial issuance, certificate data must be less 27 months. This would impact MSSL since there is a lot of prevetted data is between 27 and 39 months. Hence, customers are advised to stop requesting 3 year certificates or risk losing validity period if they reissue after March 1, 2018.  

Can I still order a 3-year Certificate?
No. Since, it would put your certificate at risk of losing validity period if reissuance is done after March 1, 2018. 

How do I reissue an SSL Certificate? 
For issuance  

How do I add a domain in my Managed SSL Account? 
No. Since, it would put your certificate at risk of losing validity period if reissuance is done after March 1, 2018. 

What happens to the certificate I have? 

Existing Certificates will not be affected. However, customers who needs long-life certificates will have until March 2018 to get new 3-year certificates. After which, the maximum certificate lifetime would be 2 about years (285 days). 

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