ROS Certificates issued by Revenue normally have a two-year validity, after which time customers must renew the Certificate to retain access to ROS.
However, as part of its ongoing security measures, Revenue updated the ROS Certificate Authority on 13th January 2014 and all Certificates issued by the old Authority will now expire on 27th March 2014.
From February 24th/25th 2014, customers will be presented with the Certificate Renewal screen when they login to ROS. Customers should renew their Certificate when presented with this opportunity to ensure continued access to ROS. Step by step instructions are provided and this procedure will take less than 2 minutes to complete. The digital certificate renewal process applies to all digital certificates.
If you are using a ROS Certificate within an application, then it is important that you plan to renew this Certificate before 27th March. As there is no option to renew from within your application, you will need to login to ROS with that Certificate in order to complete the renewal and then replace the old Certificate used by your application.