3rd party SSL Certificates to Expire

All publicly trusted SSL Certificates issued to internal names and reserved IP addresses will expire by November 1, 2015.

In November 2011 the CA/Browser Forum (CA/B) adopted Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly-Trusted Certificates, which took effect on July 1, 2012.

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SSL Certification: SHA-1 to SHA-2

Google’s Chrome Web browser will be updating its requirements and phasing out support for older SSL encryption algorithms (SHA-1) expiring after Dec. 31, 2015. This change may affect websites with SHA-1 certifications.

The following article will bring you up to date on the details, and give instructions on how to get a replacement certification with the new SHA-2 encryption.

With constantly evolving technology it’s important to stay ahead of the curve. By taking a proactive approach, and upgrading your SSL certification to the SHA-2 encryption algorithm, you will be better securing your website and applications. We recommend you update your SSL encryption as soon as possible.