Replace your Symantec, GeoTrust, RapidSSL and Thawte SSL/TLS certificates


Replace your all Symantec brands (Symantec, GeoTrust, Thawte and RapidSSL) 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

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

CaseIssuedExpiresBegin to ReplaceComplete Replacement by
1Before June 1, 2016Before March 15, 2018N/A – no action requiredN/A – no action required
2Before June 1, 2016On or between March 15, 2018 and September 12, 2018Any timeMarch 15, 2018
3Before June 1, 2016On or after September 13, 2018December 1, 2017March 15, 2018
4On or after June 1, 2016On or after September 13, 2018December 1, 2017September 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 your issuer 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.

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