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New Globalsign Requirements

  • Thursday, 26th February, 2015
  • 10:31am


Dear Customers,

This is a reminder regarding the upcoming Baseline Requirement restricting certificate validity to 39 months for Globalsign certificates.

As stated by Globalsign, no later than April 1, 2015 certificates must be limited to a maximum validity of 39 months. Please note that this change only affects DomainSSL and OrganizationSSL as the validity period for ExtendedSSL  is restricted to 27 months.

Beginning March 29, 2015 GlobalSign will no longer offer 4 and 5 year certificates.
Throughout 2014, both the CA/B Forum and GlobalSign had been strongly recommending that customers and partners stop issuing 4-5 year certificates. This was to avoid truncated certificate validity periods if a 4-5 year certificate is reissued after March 29, 2015.

It is important to help you understand the following scenario if they currently have 4-5 year certificates:

  • Scenario 1: A user re-issues their certificate with a remaining validity period of more than 39 months
    • Results: The certificate will be shortened to 39 months since that is the maximum validity period permitted. 
    • Note: You will be able to recover your lost validity period in subsequent reissues
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact a member of our sales or support staff.  
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