Is it necessary to generate a new SSL request each year?

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Wed Apr 29 22:52:05 UTC 2009

In the last episode (Apr 29), John Almberg said:
> When buying a new SSL cert, I've been generating a new request each
> year...  I am just about to buy another and it occurred to me that I'm
> entering the same info.  Do I really need a new request file each year? 
> Or can I just reuse the same one (presuming none of the info has changed.)

You can reuse the old one.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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