Chrome 70 - Replace Certificates before Distrust Deadlines

Alerts ID:    ALERT2606    Updated:    05/15/2018

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Description

Many SSL/TLS certificates issued from the Symantec infrastructure will require re-issuance by certain deadlines to ensure continuity for your customers. On or around September 13, 2018, a Chrome 70 beta release will distrust all Symantec SSL/TLS certificates issued between June 1, 2016 (and before December 1, 2017).

Google plans to release the public version mid-October 2018; it is strongly advised to reissue certificates within these dates as soon as possible to avoid risk or delays. 

Refer to our ongoing outreach for details about which certificates will be impacted by the upcoming deadline, or contact your account manager now. In advance of the remaining deadlines, we will continue outreach to you to specify which certificates are affected and when they need to be reissued. We will replace all affected certificates at no cost to you. Since certificates issued from the DigiCert root hierarchy are not impacted by these deadlines, you can continue to order and manage new certificates. Learn more

 

A website that has a Symantec SSL/TLS certificate issued between June 1, 2016 and December 1, 2017 will display the below error when accessed via Chrome 70 beta:

NET::ERR_CERT_SYMANTEC_LEGACY

Status

Browser community distrust plan:

Workaround

You can use our simple web-based tool to check whether any domain has a GeoTrust, RapidSSL, Symantec, or Thawte certificate and needs action related to upcoming releases of Google Chrome. The upcoming deadline for Chrome 70 distrust is approaching quickly, so we recommend taking action as soon as possible on any affected certificates.

https://www.digicert.com/help/

Action Required

For certificates that require replacement, please submit for a free replacement ahead of the distrust date mentioned above.

 

Resolution

Please use the links below to find instructions for each of the different platforms:
 

Brand Account Link
Symantec Symantec Trust Center (STC) Replacement Instructions
Symantec Trust Center Enterprise (STCE) Replacement Instructions
Managed PKI for SSL (MPKI SSL) Replacement Instructions
Reseller End User Portal Replacement Instructions
 
GeoTrust GeoTrust Security Center (GSC) Replacement Instructions
GeoTrust Security Center Enterprise (GSCE) Replacement Instructions
Reseller End User Portal Replacement Instructions
 
RapidSSL Reatail Security Center (RSC) Replacement Instructions
Reseller End User Portal Replacement Instructions
 
Thawte Thawte Certificate Center (TCC) Replacement Instructions
Thawte Certificate Center Enterprise (TCCE) Replacement Instructions
Reseller End User Portal Replacement Instructions

 

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