Entrust Discontinuing Public Trust for its 1024-bit RSA Root

As of January 1, 2014, Entrust discontinued use of the root “CN = Entrust.net Secure Server Certification Authority” for issuance of public trust SSL/TLS certificates. Entrust supported the removal of the root from many browser’s and operating system’s root embedding programs.

Since being discontinued for public trust, the root has only been used to extend private trust for one carrier to extend trust in a legacy environment. All other end entity certificates have either expired or have been revoked.

Entrust will continue to maintain this root and use it only to issue private trust SSL/TLS certificates until its expiry. The root will be operated and audited to meet the WebTrust Principles and Criteria for Certification Authorities. The root will continue to support CRL and OCSP responses until all issued certificates have expired.

Browsers and application developers are encouraged to continue removing this root as it is used solely for private trust.

For reference, here are the root details:
Subject Name: CN=Entrust.net Secure Server Certification Authority, OU=(c) 1999 Entrust.net Limited, OU=www.entrust.net/CPS incorp. by ref. (limits liab.), O=Entrust.net, C=US
Valid from: May 25, 1999 to May 25, 2019
Serial Number: ‎37 4a d2 43
SHA1 Fingerprint: 99A6 9BE6 1AFE 886B 4D2B 8200 7CB8 54FC 317E 1539

—–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—–
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—–END CERTIFICATE—–