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Upgrade from TLSv1.x to TLSv1.2 – Web Services Customers

Source: FedEx / www.fedex.com / January 14th, 2021

We at FedEx, understand the complexities that COVID-19 pandemic has caused. As such, we are extending the upgrade completion date to May 29, 2021 for transitioning from TLSv1.x to the more secure version – TLSv1.2. or higher Please note, those using a TLS protocol below TLSv1.2 after 01/23/2021 will begin to receive a warning message.

Warning: The standard Transport Layer Security protocol (TLSv1.2 or higher) was not used for the encryption client connection. Please notify your Network Administrator.

Effective May 29, 2021 FedEx will no longer accept a security protocol below TLSv1.2 for any of our production web services gateway servers. After that date, any communication requests submitted to FedEx using a security protocol below TLSv1.2 will fail. These changes will impact the following production servers:

What do you need to do?
Please ensure the appropriate team members are aware of this important update and begin making the necessary changes to support TLSv1.2 for all FedEx Web Services transactions. For questions or technical assistance, please contact:


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