The new SSL lifetime limit


From September 1st, 2020, several popular web browsers, led by Apple’s Safari will stop trusting SSL certificates issued for 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. will implement this change on August 18th, 2020.

  1. All SSLs purchased for longer than 1 year and activated on August 18th, 2020, or later, will require annual reactivation.
  2. The change will only affect newly issued SSL. Any SSL purchased from will be issued for 398 days if activated on August 18th or after. If you have a 2-year SSL that was issued before September 1st, it will be trusted in all browsers until its original expiration date
  3. If you reissue an SSL issued for 2-years on August 18th or after, new SSL will be issued for 1 year. If there is any time left on your certificate when the 398 days are up, you will need to reactivate your SSL to use it