We previously communicated that we would launch ACMEv2 and wildcard certificate support on February 27th. ACMEv2 and wildcard support is nearly ready but we will be delaying the full launch in order to give our teams more time to complete testing and quality assurance activities. While we work hard to hit deadlines, we are inclined to prioritize a quality release over hitting a deadline.
The biggest reason for this delay is the recent TLS-SNI deprecation. This unexpectedly pulled most engineering resources away from ACMEv2 and wildcard support for approximately two weeks.
We introduced a public test API endpoint for the ACME v2 protocol and wildcard support on January 4, 2018. Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback on the staging endpoint.
We will provide updates here weekly and encourage client developers to continue to utilize the staging endpoint to prepare for ACMEv2 and wildcard issuance.
February 27 Update: There are no known major issues with the ACMEv2/wildcard test endpoint. ACMEv2 and wildcard support quality assurance is continuing. No release date to announce yet.
March 5 Update: Testing continues. We’ve found and fixed at least one major issue with ACMEv2 support and made a number of improvements since the last update here. No release date yet but we’re getting closer. Thank you for your patience.
March 13 Update: ACMEv2 and wildcard certificate support is live. Thank you for your patience!