Why Does ArvanCloud’s Free SSL Certificates Are Only Valid for 90 Days?

ArvanCloud issues its free SSL certificates using Let’s Encrypt, a global certificate authority, services. ArvanCloud’s SSL certificates’ lifetimes are set 90 days, per Let’s Encrypt’s policies. According to Let’s Encrypt, these 90 days lifetime of SSL certificates, have some specific advantages.

  • The threat caused by stolen or mis-issued keys will be restricted. In case any of these problems occur, the damage will be limited to a remarkably shorter period of time compared to SSL certificates with a longer lifetime.
  • Using automation for renewals will be persuaded. As these free SSL certificates are now being widely used, they only can guarantee an ease-of-use when the administrators are using automation for this process.