Update Regarding Let’s Encrypt SSL


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  • Applies to: Security Pack & WAF/CDN
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: N/A
    • Tools Required: Account Center access

Overview

As of December 2019, we have made an important update to the Media Temple Security Pack and CDN/WAF plans. If you installed a Let's Encrypt SSL certificate through the WAF section of the Security Dashboard, it has been automatically updated to a GoDaddy SSL. You will continue to have the same basic coverage and the SSL will continue to automatically install and renew from your dashboard. If you are using a custom SSL certificate, nothing has changed.

FAQ

What happened?

If you installed a Let's Encrypt SSL certificate through the WAF section of the Security Dashboard, it has been automatically updated to a GoDaddy SSL.

What’s the difference between the GoDaddy SSL and Let’s Encrypt?

Let’s Encrypt certificates are valid for 90 days, whereas GoDaddy SSLs are valid for 1 year. GoDaddy SSLs are domain validated SSLs issued by the GoDaddy Certification Authority, whereas Let’s Encrypt is issued by the non-profit Certificate Authority run by the Internet Security Research Group.

Do I have to take any action?

No action required. If you had previously enabled Let’s Encrypt through the WAF section in the Security Dashboard, you have already been updated to the new GoDaddy SSL which will automatically renew after 1 year.

What does WAF have to do with SSLs?

WAF is used to catch application level attacks, like SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS) & security misconfigurations. The SSL certificate needs to be installed on the WAF in order for it to inspect the encrypted traffic.

What if I previously installed Let’s Encrypt through the WAF section of the Security Dashboard?

All customers have already been updated to the new GoDaddy SSL. No action is required on your end.

What if I’ve installed a custom SSL via the Security Dashboard?

Nothing has changed for you. You will continue to be required to setup and renew your custom certificate. 

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