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    Root Certificate Expiration

    I'm setting up a CA in an environment that i control and will be issuing a limited number of certificates to certain devices. I thought i read somewhere that the root certificate shouldnt be set to expire in a very long time from now (like 30+ years), but cant seem to find it. What would be a good amount of time for the root certificate to be valid?

    If i set it to something high (like above 30+), what are the security implications?

    I read on verisign that they set their to expire every 5 to 10 years, because "as computer technology improves, older generations of encryption technology become vulnerable due to newer, more powerful computers."

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    When I set up a test environment , it was 5 yrs but didnt put into production.

    Not sure what the guys do now.
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