The Maximum Lifespan of SSL/TLS Certificates has become only 398 days - making Affino's SSL Services even More Compelling

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Yesterday saw a significant reduction in the maximum certificate lifetime - down from 27 months (825 days) to just 13 months - less than half what it used to be.

 

Certificate lifespan has shrunk significantly in the last decade, where before 2011 certificates could last as long as 8-10 years. In 2011 the Certification Authority Browser Forum brought that limit down to 5 years. Then in 2015 it was reduced to 3 years, and down to 2 years n 2018.

 

Security Evolution Driven by the Browser Makers

 

The new measure has been overwhelmingly supported by browser makers Apple, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Opera. And in fact Apple has made a commitment to reject new TLS certificates issued on or after September 1 2020 that have a validity of more than 398 days. Since then, both Google and Mozilla have followed suit to enforce similar 398-day limits.

 

Affino’s Seamless SSL Service

 

Traditionally Affino customers used to own and manage the SSL process - in cooperation with Affino. Yet there were always the occasional instances when certificates sometimes ran out as they were obviously not under direct Affino supervision. With Certificates now needing more regular updates / renewals - it makes sense to hand over that part to Affino - to ensure seamless continuity of your website / business platform.

 

Affino increasingly handles SSL certification for most of its clients now.

 

Contact your account manager for further details.

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