5 Years SSL – No Longer Available

The CA/Browser Forum has released the “Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly Trusted Certificates,” the first international baseline standard for the operation of Certification Authorities (CAs) issuing SSL/TLS digital certificates natively trusted in browser software.

The Baseline Requirements draw upon best practices from across the SSL/TLS sector to provide clear standards for CAs on important subjects including verification of identity, certificate content and profiles, CA security, revocation mechanisms, use of algorithms and key sizes, audit requirements, liability, privacy and confidentiality, and delegation (including external sub-CAs and registration authorities).

With the new Baseline Requirements, VeriSign (Symantec), GeoTrust, Thawte & RapidSSL have declared that 5 year SSL certificates will no longer be open for purchase after June, 2012 in SSL Industry. Any user wants to renew his SSL certificate for 5 years than he has to apply before 13th June, 2012. This rule will apply also on SAN certificate and wildcard certificate. So user who wants to renew certificate before June, 2012 may get awesome discount with longer availability of certificate.

You could however still purchase or renew 3 years of SSL Certificates from Tweakservers.

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