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Securing a website with an SSL certificate is easy and cost-effective. It enhances the trust of your website among customers. An SSL certificate usually has a year validation period. Once it expires, its trust facing challenge.

After the SSL certificate expires, it must be renewed. In fact, renewing an SSL certificate is similar to purchasing a new certificate, and renewing an SSL certificate is a simple and easy process.

The SSL renewal process is an important part of the entire SSL process, but there are certain things that need to be followed when renewing an SSL certificate, one of which is the time period. Normally, 30 days before expiration is the best renewal time window.

What if I let the SSL certificate expire?

How do I know when my SSL certificate expires?

How to renew an expiring SSL certificate?

Once an SSL certificate expires, it means that the data secured in transit before the secure connection has been broken. Let's take these risks seriously:

Let's take a look at how major major browsers will display a website with an expired SSL certificate.

Chrome and other browsers using its Chromium

Firefox's warning

IE's warning

Sogou's warning

What does this mean? Essentially it's a disaster warning for your website traffic, sales, website health metrics, whatever metrics or KPIs you value. While most browsers do offer the option to continue browsing, few do. Mass users may know very little about network security, but they know two things: not afraid of ten thousand, but afraid of what happens. So if their browser tells them a site is not secure, or in this case their connection is not secure, they may still be cautious and close the page.

Maybe your certificate is notb being deployed on a public-facing website, but on an APP. Whether the application is connecting to a third-party stream or an internal server endpoint, once the certificate expires, the connection is likely to be compromised. What will happen next, just think about it.

So, this is what happens when your SSL certificate expires.

nyone may forget to renew or replace an expired SSL certificate. But there are plenty of tools that can help minimize the risks that come with it. The key, as we've discussed, is automation, or at least visibility and good communication channels so you can get the latest information instantly. And that's what we're good at.

How do I know when my SSL certificate expires?

Many times, it can be difficult to remember certificate expiration dates, especially when you have multiple certificates. Don't worry, you can use our SSL Check Tool,to help you get its expiration date

In addition, you can also view the expiration date of the certificate by clicking the small lock on the left side of the address bar of the browser of the site, as image showed on the right:

But these are manual and occasional actions, the best thing you should look for is an automated management platform, and keeping your certificate's expiry times well-known is part of the automation effort. We are honored to provide you with this automated platform, which provides automated issuance, management, friendly notifications, etc., which can avail you focusing on your own business development and customer retention.

For SSL certificates managed on our platform, we will periodically notify you via email or SMS (depending on your settings) before they expire. At the same time, our account specialist will also maintain smooth communication with you via the way you mutually agreed.

How to renew an expired SSL certificate?

  • If your certificates are already managed with us, then all you need to do is log into your account panel and view the list of your SSL certificate products. Click the renewal button on the right of certificate list, and follow next steps. Quite easy you would say.
  • If your certificate is currently managed elsewhere, purchase the certificate directly and complete the order payment. When configuring certificates or handling certificate validation, contact our support and we will help you through the rest, and also add up the remaining time.

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