Is there any benefit to renewing an existing SSL Cert as opposed to requesting a new one?

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If may.

  • Renewal can be cheaper.
  • If the renewal mean keeping the same private key it may impact your key management (HPKP for example)
  • Thanks Tom. I'm still learning about certs. Is it bad to keep the same private key?
    – S. Loren
    May 12, 2017 at 17:42
  • @S.Loren except if you have a particular threat model or if you know the private key is compromised, you can keep the same private key.
    – Tom
    May 15, 2017 at 9:00

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