We renewed the digital certificates for our system-to-system (S2S) application programming interface (API)-based integrations on January 18, 2024 in the customer test environment (CTE). We will renew the production environment certificates on February 17, 2024.

The impacted URLs include:

CTE (January 18, 2024)

  • api-cte.fmrei.com
  • api-test.freddiemac.com
  • api-cte.freddiemac.com
  • api-cte.clarity.freddiemac.com
  • ewssit.fmrei.com
  • ewsuat.fmrei.com
  • ewscte.fmrei.com
  • las-ewscte.fmrei.com
  • lassvcs-uat.fmrei.com
  • api-npcte.freddiemac.com

Production (February 17, 2024)

  • api.freddiemac.com
  • api.clarity.freddiemac.com
  • api2.freddiemac.com
  • api3.freddiemac.com
  • ewebsvcs.freddiemac.com
  • lassvcs.freddiemac.com

Which integrations are impacted?

  • Any lender that needs to update the Trust Store to new root and intermediate certificates
  • Any lender using a S2S interface to one of these Freddie Mac applications that is implemented with a one-way SSL that is not hosted by a software partner
  • Any integrated partner (lender or software provider) that has built to Freddie Mac applications AND implemented a one-way SSL

What if this impacts my implementation?

We’re making updates to use new root and intermediate certificates. To avoid service interruption, please update your Trust Store as needed with the appropriate digital certificates wherever the S2S interface is hosted/installed:

  • For CTE: Validate your connectivity on or before January 18 and you may remove the existing root and intermediate certificates after 9 a.m. EST on January 19.
  • For production: Validate your connectivity on or before February 17 and you may remove the existing root and intermediate certificates after 9 a.m. EST on February 18.

Click here to access the new CTE certificates.

Click here to access the new Production certificates.

Why are we updating digital certificates again?

Best practices dictate that we renew our digital certificates annually. To make this process as seamless as possible, we try to align our digital certificate renewals so they all occur at the same time each year.

Please review these updates with your information technology (IT) or information security (InfoSec) administrators to determine if your organization is impacted. While your IT group should be able to assist in making any required changes, if you have further questions don’t hesitate to contact your Freddie Mac representative or the Customer Support Contact Center (800-FREDDIE) – we’re here to help.