October 1 2013 all SSLs will be required to have 2048 bit key lengths.
This means that October 1 2010 there should be no more 3 year renewals for the 1024 key length as those will exceed that date.
And on October 1 2011 there should be no more 2 year renewals for 1024
and on October 1 2012 there should be no more 1 year renewals for 1024.
My question is, when were 2048 bit SSL introduced on major webservers? What kind of timeline was this? Is there typically a setting as to which key length to use?
Any insight on this, such as when the deadline was put in place?