Well-Known Member
Feb 16, 2003
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Root Administrator
A few accounts have SSLs that will be expiring soon. I wish to change them to AutoSSL certs ahead of time, but if I delete the current cert it takes time sometimes to request the new cert, causing downtime.

Is there a way to request the new cert while leaving the old one in place until the new is available?


Jurassic Moderator
Staff member
Oct 19, 2014
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Root Administrator
Hey there! While there isn't that exact functionality, AutoSSL has an option that will help ensure you always have a certificate in place. In WHM >> Manage AutoSSL under the "Options" tab you'll see this:

"Allow AutoSSL to replace invalid or expiring non-AutoSSL certificates."

which has this description:

"This option will allow AutoSSL to replace certificates that the AutoSSL system did not issue. When you enable this option, AutoSSL will install certificates that replace users’ CA-issued certificates if they are invalid or expire within 3 days."

That will let AutoSSL attempt to renew non-AutoSSL certificates. If the process fails for some reason, the old certificate will stay in place. If it works, it will just be replaced with the new AutoSSL certificate. This way you don't have a period where there is a gap while you delete the old certificate.