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Why Reissue?

If you are a holder of a Symantec-issued (Including GeoTrust, RapidSSL, and Thawte) SSL/TLS certificate, you must have heard that DigiCert has acquired Symantec’s Certificate Authority business as of October 31, 2017. As a result, DigiCert will begin issuing Symantec certificates from December 1, 2017 from its new, upgraded PKI and will also be responsible for its certificate validation processes.

Due to this merger/acquisition, current holders of Symantec (GeoTrust, RapidSSL, and Thawte) need to reissue their certificates from DigiCert’s new PKI. Otherwise, Google Chrome will start distrusting your certificates and that’s obviously not good.

So, when will Chrome distrust your certificates? Here’s when:

  • Symantec, GeoTrust, RapidSSL, and Thawte SSL/TLS certificates issued before June 1, 2016 will be distrusted by Chrome 66, expected to be launched in March 2018. These certs must be reissued before March 15, 2018.
  • Symantec, GeoTrust, RapidSSL, and Thawte SSL/TLS certificates issued between June 1, 2016 to Dec 1, 2017 will be distrusted by Chrome 70, expected to be launched in March 2018. These certs must be reissued before September 13, 2018.

If you have any questions about reissuing, the Digi-Mantec merger, or anything else, our friendly support team is standing by 24/7/365 to help! Reach out anytime via Ticket for help

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