Can the certificate expiry date be changed?

Posted on 2004-04-13
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Is it possible to change the certificate expiry date for certificates issued by a Certifcate Authority?  Can it be programmatically done?  Also, for expired certificates, can it be renewed, ie. I don't have to re-issue a new certificate?
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No - you can't - you have to renew it

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Is it possible to change the certificate expiry date from the certificate authority?  Is there some setting in the CA that I can modify programmatically?

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you need to renew the certificate in order to change the expiration date... there is no way around it...

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You can use certutil to change the validity period of certificates issued by the CA.

Expired certificates can be renewed with a new certificate that contains the same key as the expired certificate.

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