Our Latest Symantec Distrust Guidance

This week, Apple announced they will be distrusting SSL/TLS certificates issued from Symantec’s legacy root certificates, which includes the Thawte, GeoTrust, and RapidSSL brands. We have  given guidance on replacing these certificates for compatibility with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. This new announcement from Apple imposes later deadlines, and does not require any additional action […]

EV Certificates & DigiCert

By Jeremy Rowley and Tim Hollebeek The Certificate Authority/Browser (CA/Browser) community discussions on the value of Extended Validation (EV) certificates, the future of EV, and proposed improvements to EV revealed that DigiCert has a slightly different view on EV than other participants. Sharing our view on EV issuance may help others understand the stances DigiCert […]

Apple Announces Certificate Transparency Requirement

Following their 2018 WWDC conference, Apple announced they will begin requiring Certificate Transparency (CT) for all SSL/TLS certificates issued after October 15, 2018. Certificate Transparency is a recent addition to the SSL ecosystem, first introduced in 2013, which provides transparency by publicly logging SSL certificates. This allows auditors to get a more reliable look at […]

Keeping Track of Changes in Chrome for HTTPS & HTTP Indicators

If you are a regular user of Chrome or work in web development/IT, you’ve likely noticed frequent changes to the browser’s ‘security UI’—the icons and indicators that tell users if the page they are visiting is secure. The internet has undergone an HTTPS renaissance over the last 10 years since it became obvious that troves […]

Getting Ahead of Chrome 70 Distrust of Symantec-Issued Certificates

Today marks the planned release of Google Chrome 66 stable version and the culmination of the first major distrust event for Symantec root certificates in the world’s most used web browser. With the Chrome 66 stable release, Symantec, Thawte, GeoTrust, and RapidSSL certificates issued before June 1, 2016, and still in use will be greeted […]

DigiCert Helping Customers Replace Symantec-Issued Certificates

In about a month, a large number of existing Symantec SSL certificates will be distrusted by Google Chrome as part of their removal of Symantec root certificates. Starting in Chrome 66 beta and followed up in April when Chrome 66 stable is released, certificates issued by Symantec, GeoTrust, Thawte, and RapidSSL prior to June 1, […]

Chrome Will Label All HTTP Pages as “Not Secure” in Just a Few Months

In just a few months, the most widely used web browser will label every single HTTP page as “Not Secure.” Google set a major precedent last week when they announced that starting in Chrome version 68, due out in July 2018, every HTTP web page would receive a negative indicator. You may already be familiar […]

3-Year Certificates to Be Eliminated in Industry-Wide Change

Last year, Certificate Authorities and web browser vendors voted to get rid of three-year SSL certificates in the CA/B Forum, an industry body which sets standards for publicly trusted SSL certificates. That change will now take effect on March 1, 2018. After that date, the new maximum validity period for publicly trusted SSL certificates will […]

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