SSL Certificate Expiry


An SSL certificate can be used to secure a website. It is easy and cost-effective. This increases the trust your website has among customers. The validity period of SSL certificates expires after 1-2 years.

The SSL Certificate must be renewed after it expires. The renewal of an SSL certificate is very similar to buying a new one. It is simple and easy to renew SSL certificates.

While the SSL renewal process is an important step in the entire SSL process, there are some things you need to remember. One of these is the time period. If your certificate is due to expire in a few days, renew it as soon as you can. It is important to renew SSL certificates before expiry. SSL certificates are trust seals and we want to freeze that trust.

What happens to your SSL Certificate if it is not renewed?

A pop-up message is displayed to the Web Browser if you have forgotten to renew your SSL Certificate. It states that the site’s security certificate has expired.

Sites without SSL Certificates can be vulnerable to attacks and information could be stolen or altered in transit. To learn more, please read our article about the Risk of not having an SSL Certificate.

What can be done to ensure that your website is secure again?
(Simple: Renewal your SSL Certificate to protect the website from any dangerous pop-ups that display in the web browser.)


It is just like purchasing a new SSL certificate. To renew SSL Certificate, follow the steps below:

  1. Create a Certificate Signing Request (CSR).
  2. Choose your SSL certificate
  3. Choose the validity (1-year, 2-year)
  4. All details are required
  5. Click the Continue button
  6. Check your SSL order
  7. Make the payment
  8. Install your SSL certificate on the server. We are happy to assist you if you have any problems installing your SSL certificate. A Technical Assistant is available at no cost.

Keep these things in mind when renewing

  • Keep in mind, however, that the SSL certificate must be renewed every two years.
  • This means that you will need to complete the DCV step (Domain Control Validation), using one of the available methods, such as email. You can choose to validate your domain using HTTPS or DNS-based validation during activation.
  • If you hold an OV (Organization Validation) or EV [Extended Validation] certificate, your company information will be checked again and the CA (Certificate Authority), will resubmit all necessary documents.
  • After successful renewal, the certificate will be sent to you by email. To renew the certificate, you will need to install it on your server.


You can also use a general query such as:

#1 Do I require a new CSR to renew SSL?

Yes. Each renewal will require you to generate a new CSR/RSA pairing. You’ll also need to save your RSA to continue installation.

Ask your web hosting provider for CSR if you are unable to generate it yourself.

You can now proceed to the next steps. However, please keep the same contact information you used when you obtained an OV/EV SSL Certificate. This will help you save time during renewal.

#2 How long does it take for SSL certificates to be renewed?

It is important to understand how long it takes to renew SSL Certificate. It takes the same time to renew SSL Certificate as it does to purchase a new SSL Certificate. It is the same process, so don’t be surprised if you see similar steps.

There are many factors that affect the time it takes to issue the Renew SSL Certificate. If the validation is not completed properly, the above time frame may be different.

  • It may take up to 1-2 hours for a Renewing Domain Validation SSL Certificate.
  • It may take approximately 4-5 days to issue OV SSL Certificates for renewal of organization validation.
  • It may take up to 1-2 weeks for Extended Validation (EV), SSL Certificates to be renewed.

#3 Why do SSL Certificates Expire?

Long-running debates have raged over why SSL certificates are not long-lasting or why they expire.

This question can be answered with “Security”. As new keys are generated each time, a shorter-life certificate can help to reduce key compromises. To ensure that all certificates comply with the most recent security standards.

#4 When does my SSL certificate expire?

It’s often difficult to remember the expiry date and fail to renew the certificate on time. You don’t have to worry, SSLChecker can help you determine if your SSL Certificate has expired.

Users who purchase from HTTPS.IN don’t need to check the expiration date of their certificate each time. They are notified 90,60,30 and 30 days before the expiry of the SSL certificate.

#5 How can I repair an expired SSL certificate

We all know that SSL Certificates expire after their validity ends. The website owner, or anyone with authority over the website, can renew the SSL Certificate to avoid an expired SSL Certificate.

How to Get a New SSL Certificate.

  1. Select the right SSL certificate to protect your website
  2. Choose the validity (1-year, 2-year)
  3. Click the “Renew Now” Button
  4. All details are required
  5. Click the Continue button
  6. Check your SSL order
  7. Make the payment
  8. Register your SSL Certificate
  9. Finally, deploy your SSL certificate to the server.

These steps will fix an expired SSL Certificate.