Unlike some services that renew automatically until specifically cancelled, SSL Certificates have a set expiry date. Letting an SSL Certificate expire can have a number of consequences for the end users:
- Warning error messages displayed by browsers when visiting the helpdesk
- Personal information at risk from man-in-the-middle attacks
- Individual susceptible to fraud and identity theft
How a Browser Displays Expired SSL Certificates
As you can see the warning messages vary from browser to browser and these inconsistencies may cause end users to simply click through the error messages without fully reading or understanding the actual message itself, or they can get intimidated by it and simply refuse to use your helpdesk.
We strongly suggest keeping your certificates renewed on time.