Reissue certificate


Use this endpoint to reissue a certificate. A certificate reissue replaces the existing certificate with a new one that has different information, such as a different common name, CSR, or signature hash.

End of 2-year public SSL/TLS certificates

The Services API no longer issues public SSL/TLS certificates with a validity period greater than 397 days.

When you reissue a public SSL/TLS certificate that has a validity greater than 397 days, the validity period of the reissued certificate is shortened to 397 days or to the time that remains on the order, whichever is sooner. To use the remaining validity included with the original certificate order, reissue the certificate again during the order's final 397-day period.

To learn more about this change, see End of 2-year DV, OV, EV Public SSL/TLS Certificates.

When you reissue a certificate for a Multi-year Plan, you can set a new expiration date for the reissued certificate. For more information, see Multi-year Plans.

Reissue EV Code Signing certificates

  • eToken reissue requests
    You must have a SafeNet 5110-CC (RSA 4096 or ECC P-254) or SafeNet 5110-FIPS (ECC P-254 or P-384). If you don't, you will not be able to install the reissued certificate on your eToken. To get a DigiCert provided, preconfigured hardware token shipped to you, contact our support team.
  • HSM reissue requests
    You must have a FIPS 140-2 Level 2+ or Common Criteria EAL4+ compliant HSM that supports ECC P-256 or RSA 3072-bit key sizes or larger. If you don't have a compatible HSM, you will not be able to install the reissued certificate on your device.

For more information, see our knowledge base article. If you have any questions, contact our support team.

curl -X POST \
  '{{order_id}}/reissue' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -H 'X-DC-DEVKEY: {{api_key}}' \
  -d '{
  "certificate": {
    "common_name": "",
    "dns_names": [
    "csr": "<csr>",
    "server_platform": {
      "id": 2
    "signature_hash": "sha256"
import requests

url = "{{order_id}}/reissue"

payload = "{\n  \"certificate\": {\n    \"common_name\": \"\",\n    \"dns_names\": [\n        \"\"\n    ],\n    \"csr\": \"<csr>\",\n    \"server_platform\": {\n      \"id\": 2\n    },\n    \"signature_hash\": \"sha256\"\n  }\n}"
headers = {
    'X-DC-DEVKEY': "{{api_key}}",
    'Content-Type': "application/json"

response = requests.request("POST", url, data=payload, headers=headers)

package main

import (

func main() {

	url := "{{order_id}}/reissue"

	payload := strings.NewReader("{\n  \"certificate\": {\n    \"common_name\": \"\",\n    \"dns_names\": [\n        \"\"\n    ],\n    \"csr\": \"<csr>\",\n    \"server_platform\": {\n      \"id\": 2\n    },\n    \"signature_hash\": \"sha256\"\n  }\n}")

	req, _ := http.NewRequest("POST", url, payload)

	req.Header.Add("X-DC-DEVKEY", "{{api_key}}")
	req.Header.Add("Content-Type", "application/json")

	res, _ := http.DefaultClient.Do(req)

	defer res.Body.Close()
	body, _ := ioutil.ReadAll(res.Body)


var request = require("request");

var options = { method: 'POST',
  url: '{{order_id}}/reissue',
   { 'Content-Type': 'application/json',
     'X-DC-DEVKEY': '{{api_key}}' },
   { certificate: 
      { common_name: '',
        dns_names: [ '' ],
        csr: '<csr>',
        server_platform: { id: 2 },
        signature_hash: 'sha256' } },
  json: true };

request(options, function (error, response, body) {
  if (error) throw new Error(error);

201 Created
  "id": 112233,
  "requests": [
      "id": 332211
201 Created (skip_approval)
  "id": 112233,
  "certificate_id": 111112

Request parameters

Name Req/Opt Type Description
certificate required object Details about the certificate.
.. common_name required string Domain to be secured.
.. dns_names optional array Additional domains to be secured.
.. csr required string Certificate signing request (CSR).
See Glossary – CSR requirements
.. server_platform conditional object Server platform type.
Required for EV Code Signing certificate orders.
.. .. id required int Server platform ID.
Allowed values:Default: -1 (other)
.. cert_validity optional object Defines the validity period of the reissued certificate.

If not provided, the validity period for the reissued certificate defaults to the time remaining in the Multi-year Plan or the maximum certificate validity period defined by CA/B Forum baseline requirements, whichever is shorter.
This object is ignored for reissues that are not associated with a Multi-year Plan.
.. .. years optional int Number of years the certificate is valid after it is issued.
Can be replaced with cert_validity.days or cert_validity.custom_expiration_date.
Allowed value1
.. .. days optional int Number of days the certificate is valid after it is issued.
Overrides cert_validity.years.
.. .. custom_expiration_date optional string A custom expiration date for the certificate.
Overrides cert_validity.days and cert_validity.years.
Formatdd MMM YYYY (for example, "09 JUN 2021")
Range: Must be within 397 days of the date you request the certificate.
.. signature_hash required string Hash algorithm used to signing the certificate.
.. profile_option optional string Certificate profile option for the reissued certificate.

Allowed values: See Glossary – Certificate profile options
.. ca_cert_id optional string ID of the intermediate certificate authority (ICA) certificate to select as the issuing certificate. To get the ca_cert_id value for an ICA, use the Product list endpoint.

Account administrators can customize the default and allowed ICAs for each product at the container or user role level. If you do not provide a value for this parameter, we issue the certificate using the default ICA. If you provide the ca_cert_id value for an ICA that is not allowed, the request returns an error*. To see the custom ICA settings for each product, use the Product limits endpoint.

*This parameter is ignored if the option for ICA selection is not enabled for your account. For more information, see ICA certificate chain option.
dcv_method optional string DCV method to use when verifying domain control.
See Glossary – DCV methods
comments optional string Message about the reissue.
skip_approval optional bool Specify if the order should skip the approval step and be immediately submitted for validation and issued when complete.
Default: false

Response parameters

Name Type Description
id int Order ID.
certificate_id int Certificate ID.
Only returned if skip_approval is true.
dcv_random_value string Random value used for domain control validation.
  • Not returned when reissuing an OV or EV certificate.
  • For DV certificate reissues, only returned when the DCV method is dns-txt-token or http-token.
requests array List of requests.
.. id int Request ID.