We took you through what a Digital Certificate means and how SSL works in our last post. Many of you might have noticed the recent changes SSL and Digital Certificates have undergone. And for those who haven’t, fret not; read on to know what those BIG changes are!
Over the past month, there’s a pretty big change in the SSL & Digital Certificate ecosystem. And, we think it’s really important to keep you in the loop on these.
The biggest alteration you need to be aware of: if you have an active certificate with an intranet name (e.g.’server1′, ‘mail’, ‘www’, ‘server2.local’, etc.), or a reserved IP address, it’s going to be revoked on October 1, 2016.
Also, we’re no longer going to allow our customers to purchase, renew, rekey, or manage their SSLs with intranet names or IP addresses that expire past November 1, 2015.
This is an industry-wide decision, not one specific to our company.
For more information on the Certification Authorities Browser Forum guidelines, go here.
For more information on which IPv4 Addresses are reserved, go here. Just to clarify we do not support any certificates using IPv6.
They aren’t too many changes, but they’re important ones! Keep these in mind, and if you get stuck, feel free to get in touch with us anytime 🙂