From September 1st, 2020, the Safari, Chrome, and Firefox web browsers will stop trusting new SSL certificates with a validity period longer than 398 days - a 1-year certificate. To provide SSLs that are supported by popular browsers, major Certificate Authorities will stop issuing 2-year SSL certificates. Namecheap has implemented this change on August 18th, 2020.
- SSL certificates purchased for longer than 1 year and activated on August 18th or later, will need annual reissue.
- The change will not affect 2-year SSL issued before September 1st, they will be trusted in all browsers until its original expiration date.
- If you choose to reissue an SSL already issued for 2 years after August 18h, you will get a 1-year SSL. If there is any time left on your certificate when the 398 days are up, you will need to reissue your SSL to use it. You will get a reminder when it’s time.