Revoke a Certificate
When does a Certificate need to be revoked:
- Server Certificate
- you have implemented a new Certificate e.g. new HW
- the server is no longer in use
- the server has been compromised
- User Certificate
- your personal data, included in the certificate, is no longer valid/applicable
your private RSA key or your password to the file containing it has been compromised
you are no longer authorised to use the certificate
You can request that the registration authority revokes your certificate. This is done on the DFN-PKI Webpage and you need to enter the revocation PIN, specified at certificate application. If you have misplaced the PIN, contact the RWTH registration authority under firstname.lastname@example.org.
|We used Firefox to show an example of how to apply for a user certificate revocation.|
Go to the DFN-PKI webpage.
Choose "Zertifikate" and then "Zertifikat sperren".
These pages are not available in english.
How to find out what the serial number of your certificate is
Enter your revocation PIN.
|Your certificate revocation request has been sent to the registration authority and awaits approval.|
|Your certificate has been revoked, this is the confirmation e-mail.|