In general, Certificate lifetimes are drastically getting reduced to avoid compromises and to have better security controls in place.

Expired certificates can result in stopping outgoing integrations to work which can potentially be avoided with the new feature in Pega 8.7 (notification mechanism).

Now you can configure to send notifications when certificates are about to expire. By enabling notifications, you can renew your certificates on time and avoid any unanticipated downtime.

As part of this feature, notifications are sent via email to administrator about expired and expiring certificates in Platform Truststore.

The pyCertificateExpirationNotification job scheduler manages these certificate expiration notifications based on the time and frequency that’s being configured