Maximum Validity of SSL Certificates Reduced to 3 Years

As of March 9th Symantec will only sell a maximum of 3-year OV (Organization Validated) and DV (Domain Validated) SSL Certificates. Maximum Validity of SSL Certificates Reduced to 3 Years. This restriction applies to new certificate issuance as well as renewals. Effective April 1, 2015, the CA/B Forum is reducing the maximum validity of OV and DV SSL certificates to 39 months in order to increase SSL/TLS security. Under these guidelines, no CA’s or their partners should offer greater than 3-year validity term OV/DV SSL certificates effective April 1, 2015. This restriction applies to new certificates and any re-issues. If you need to re-issue your SSL certificate after 1 April 2015 the re-issued certificate will have a maximum validity of […]

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