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20191121 - 3, 4 and 5 years SSL subscriptions

In November 2019, TBS adds 3, 4 and 5 years SSL subscriptions to its catalog.

What are subscriptions?

During your orders deposit you may be proposed certificates for 3, 4 and 5 years.

The BR standard forbids the issuance of certificates valid more than 825 years (2 years and 3 months). Those certificates will then have to be reissued to reach the 3, 4 or 5 attended years.

To be clear: : For a 3 years subscription, the first issued certificate will have a validity of 2 years and 3 months. You will then be able to reissue it to "extend" its validity period. If you reissue the certificate 2 years after its first issuance the new certificate will be valid 1 year from its reissuance.

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What about those reissuances?

They work the same way as a classic reissuance but the expiration date of the certificate is recalculated. Each reissuance will lead to the delivery of a certificate valid:

  • 825 days if the expiration date of the certificate is lower or equal to the subscription expiration date
  • the number of days left until the expiration day of the subscription

The procedure is the same than for a classic reissuance: everything happens on the certificate status page. The "Request the re-issue of the certificate" will lead you to the reissuance form.

How to follow-up on those reissuance?

Reminder e-mails are sent from 3 months before the certificate reissuance due date.

If you have a Certificate Center those certificates are also listed in the "Operations > Recommended reissuance" section. For each certificate is indicated the date from which the certificate will have to be reissued.

Finally, the status page displayed the information as well whether the certificate is attached to a Certificate Center or not.

You forgot to reissue you certificate that is now expired?

No problem. It is possible to reissue an expired certificate up to the day of the subscription expiration.

What are the concerned certificates?

Subscriptions are available for PositiveSSL certificates (FreeDV excepted).

What is the procedure for such reissuances?

As explained above the reissuance order deposit is not automatic, you will have to request reissuance. Only the DCV will have to be validated.

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