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Replace your Symantec (GeoTrust, RapidSSL & Thawte) SSL/TLS certificates

Symantec and its owned subsidiaries including GeoTrust, RapidSSL & Thawte SSL certificates issued before June 1, 2016, will no longer be trusted by Google Chrome (66) post 17th Apr,2018.

Since Google Chrome has a majority of the browser market, its proposed distrust of Symantec certificates in the Chrome browser may potentially affect Chrome user traffic on your web sites.If you haven’t re-issued your Symantec,GeoTrust, RapidSSL & Thawte issued SSL then we recommend that you replace these certificates.

To verify your website SSL certificate Details and Validity:


Here’s what you should do if your website have a Symantec ,GeoTrust, RapidSSL & Thawte SSL Certificate-

Case Issued Expires Begin to Replace Complete Replacement by
1 Before June 1, 2016 Before March 15, 2018 N/A – no action required N/A – no action required
2 Before June 1, 2016 On or between March 15, 2018 and September 12, 2018 Any time March 15, 2018
3 Before June 1, 2016 On or after September 13, 2018 December 1, 2017 March 15, 2018
4 On or after June 1, 2016 On or after September 13, 2018 December 1, 2017 September 13, 2018


Steps to Replace Your Symantec (and Subsidiary CAS) SSL/TLS Certificates. This instruction outlines the certificate replacement steps. For more details, see the references listed at the end -

  1. Sign in to your existing Symantec, Thawte, GeoTrust, or RapidSSL account.
  2. Find the certificate(s) you need to replace.
  3. Create a CSR (certificate signing request).
  4. Select the replace/reissue certificate option.
  5. Submit your replacement/reissue request.
  6. As soon as DigiCert has revalidated/re-authenticated your domains and organizations (as required for the certificate type), they will reissue your replacement certificate.
  7. Install your SSL/TLS certificate.

Brand-Specific Certificate Replacement Instructions

How to Replace – Replace Your Symantec SSL/TLS Certificates

For More Informationhttps://knowledge.symantec.com/support/ssl-certificates-support/index?page=content&id=ALERT2386&viewlocale=en_US

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