At the 49th CA / Browser Forum (a consortium of certification authorities formed in 2005), Apple announced that the Safari browser would begin in September 2020 and stop allowing HTTPS certificates with a validity period of no more than 13 months.

The HTTPS certificate uses TLS encryption technology to ensure that the website connection that users visit is secure and legal. The last major change was in 2017, where the validity period of HTTPS certificates was limited to 825 days. Prior to this, the certificate authority had issued a 10-year certificate.

This change was proposed by Apple and implemented on its browser Safari. Safari browsing currently accounts for 18% of the market, which is one of the mainstream browsers in the market, which will affect most websites to update the proposal and affect the remaining mainstream browsers to follow its certificate limit of 398 days.

Technically speaking, shortening the lifetime of HTTPS certificates can help improve security. Because certificates are replaced more often, the site has the latest encryption and security standards, providing visitors with a secure and private connection.

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