At Tarheel Media, we prioritize the security and functionality of your websites. That’s why we’re reaching out to inform you of an upcoming change that could impact the compatibility of Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates with certain devices.

Let’s Encrypt, a trusted provider of free SSL certificates, has been issuing certificates through two chains: the ISRG Root X1 chain and the ISRG Root X1 chain cross-signed by IdenTrust’s DST Root CA X3. The cross-signed chain has been crucial in ensuring widespread trust for Let’s Encrypt certificates across various devices.

However, Let’s Encrypt is now making a vital change that may affect the compatibility of these certificates. Specifically, they are removing the root from the trust store, which could result in older devices – such as those running Android 7 – being unable to use or trust these certificates.

This change is significant as it may impact the security and accessibility of websites, especially for users accessing them from devices that rely on the now-unsupported chain. We understand the importance of ensuring seamless browsing experiences for all users, which is why we want to bring this update to your attention.

As your trusted web development partner, we are here to assist you in navigating through these changes. If you have any concerns or questions regarding your SSL certificates and their compatibility, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that your websites remain secure and functional for all users, regardless of device compatibility challenges.

We appreciate your attention to this matter and your continued trust in Tarheel Media for your web development needs.