FAQ: 27-Month SSL Certificate Lifetime Limit

Update: As of September 1, 2020, the maximum lifespan of SSL/TLS certificates has been limited to 398 days. Please read this blog post for full information.

Since March 1, 2018, the maximum duration of publicly trusted SSL/TLS certificates issued by all Certificate Authorities, including SSL.com, has been set to 825 days (about 27 months). However, SSL.com continues to offer our customers certificate bundles with up to five years of coverage. For orders exceeding 27 months, we issue free replacement certificates upon expiration and re-validation of site ownership throughout the duration of the certificate order. In this way, you can continue to benefit from multi-year discounting while remaining compliant with CA/Browser Forum requirements.

Note: three-year certificates issued before March 1, 2018 are unaffected and shall remain valid for their full term. The current regulations and term limits apply only to certificates issued after that date.
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