Decommissioning the Older OpenSRS SSL Service

Late last year we rolled out the OpenSRS Trust Service which is meant to replace the existing older SSL Service. At the time we said that we would be migrating existing SSL certificate orders to this new Trust Service sometime in the future and that we planned to eventually decommission the older SSL Service.

Today we’re announcing a few things around that migration and decommissioning plan to all Resellers so you can plan accordingly:

Effective November 1, 2011, we’re going to decommission the older SSL Service platform along with the TPP API for SSL.

After that date, it will no longer be possible to use the RWI2 to provision or manage SSL certificates Use of the TPP API for SSL will also be disabled.

Please note: the Managed DNS Service which also uses the TPP API and RWI2 will continue to function normally after November 1, 2011.

As part of this shutdown, we’ll be migrating existing SSL orders from the older SSL Service to the new OpenSRS Control Panel Trust Manager. That migration will also happen on November 1, 2011.

If you are wondering if this has an impact on you, here’s some help to figure that out:

API User Impacts

For resellers with API integrations with OpenSRS for SSL:

If you have an API integration for SSL with the older TPP API:

  • If you have an API integration that uses the older TPP API, then you are affected – you need to move your API integration to the newer OpenSRS API prior to November 1, 2011.

If you have an API integration for SSL with the newer OpenSRS API:

  • If you have an API integration for SSL that uses the OpenSRS API (the same one as the Domain Service uses), then you are already using the new Trust Service and there’s nothing you need to do.

Non-API User Impacts

For those who don’t use the API, but who do provision and manage SSL certificates through OpenSRS, there are two possible scenarios:

If you use the RWI2 to provision and manage SSL:

  • If you have existing SSL orders in the older SSL system (managed from RWI2), those orders will be migrated to the new Trust Service on November 1, 2011. You won’t need to do anything to make that migration happen, but you should prepare by familiarizing yourself with the new Trust Manager.

If you use the Trust Manager to provision and manage SSL:

  • If you already use the Trust Service and Trust Manager in the new Control Panel for all your SSL orders, then you are all set. Nothing will change.

End-User Impacts

In all cases, there is no impact on existing SSL certificates. You won’t need to reissue any certificates and there won’t be any impact to your customers’ SSL certificates.

More Information

We have more information available including a list of frequently asked questions. If you have any concerns about this move and how it may impact you, or your customers, please don’t hesitate to call Reseller Support. Contact information is available here.

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