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#1 2020-11-20 15:36:50

gaekwad
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From: People's Republic of Cornwall
Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 3,250

Textpattern project sites TLS is changing from January 2021

Note: this message relates to the TLS (https) for the Textpattern project sites, including *.textpattern.com, textpattern.org, txpmag.com, textile-lang.com (not strictly Textpattern but we host it), textpattern.net and textpattern.io. Your own Textpattern sites may be affected by this change, but you should contact your web hosting org to confirm the status if you’re unsure.

We use Let’s Encrypt! for our TLS certificates. They are changing the way they deliver certificates from January 11 2021. The user-friendly information can be found here and some more detailed information can be found here (both links safe for work).

We intend to gradually switch our sites to the ISRG certificate from January 11 2021. According to our (IP anonymised) web server logs, the vast majority of site visitors are unaffected and will notice no difference. This thread will be updated with a timeline of events for each site’s TLS migration, starting with the sites that attract least traffic so you can test the new certificate in relative safety. The forum and main .com site will be the last to switch.

No action is required from you unless one or more of the following applies to you:

  • you use Android < 7.1.1
  • you use iOS < 9

Users with Android < 7.1.1 should use Firefox Mobile as this works around the certificate issue. Users with iOS…well, at the moment I don’t have a solution, but should something come to light I’ll certainly let you know.

If you have questions and / or concerns, please ask.

Thank you.

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#2 2020-11-20 16:09:47

gaekwad
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From: People's Republic of Cornwall
Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 3,250

Re: Textpattern project sites TLS is changing from January 2021

Working timeline (will be updated, dates may change if issues arise):

  • December 28 2020 – force renew all TLS certificates using “DST Root CA X3” with 90-day lifespan (expires March 28 2021)
  • January 11 2021 – Let’s Encrypt! start issuing certificates with “ISRG Root X1” as the default
  • January 18 2021 – batch 1 of 4: ISRG TLS reissue for Textpattern network sites
  • February 1 2021 – batch 2 of 4: ISRG TLS reissue for Textpattern network sites
  • February 15 2021 – batch 3 of 4: ISRG TLS reissue for Textpattern network sites
  • March 1 2021 – batch 4 of 4: ISRG TLS reissue for Textpattern network sites

Status updates will be posted in replies below.

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