The deadline to order two-year public SSL certificates is Tuesday, August 18, 2020. After August 18, Sectigo will stop taking orders for two-year public SSL certificates to comply with new root store requirements from Apple and Google.

Any two-year public SSL certificates obtained before August 18 will be trusted correctly for their full term. IT support staff does not need to take any action for existing two-year certificates. 

An SSL certificate is a type of digital certificate that provides authentication for a website and enables an encrypted connection. It validates the identity of websites that end with “” to allow for a secure connection between the web host and the UCSB server. 

New SSL certificate requests for two-year terms must be approved and finalized prior to end-of-business on August 18. After that date, the Network, Communications, and Security Operations team will only issue single-year SSL certificates. The most updated SSL certificate information is located at 

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