As of Tuesday, June 19th the Staging ACMEv 2 endpoint returns Order objects with
"status":"ready" when all of the order’s authorizations have
"status" equal to
"valid". This change will be promoted to the production environment two weeks later on Thursday, July 5th. This change has no bearing on ACME v1.
Please ensure your ACME v2 client does not error in the presence of this new order status value, or depend on order objects remaining in the “pending” status when all of the authorizations are status “valid”. We encourage ACME client developers to test their software’s support for the order “ready” status using Pebble, a small ACME v2 test server that already implements this change.
This change resolves one of the ACME v2 divergences mentioned in our initial ACME v2 announcement and brings Boulder/Let’s Encrypt in line with ACME draft-12 Section 7.1.6’s description of the order object status changes.
Edit: After feedback from client developers we have changed the initial staging release date from June 5th to June 19th and the production release date from June 21st to July 5th
Edit Updated to reflect that this is now live in staging