Definitions Edit

Certificate revocation is

[c]ancellation of a certificate prior to its designated expiration date. Reasons for revocation of a certificate include corruption, compromise or loss of a certificate, departure of the certificate holder or deactivation of the server where the certificate resides.[1]
[t]he event that occurs when a CA declares that a previously valid digital certificate issued by that CA has become invalid; usually stated with a revocation dates.[2]

References Edit

  1. DM3595-001, at 4.
  2. Internet Security Glossary, at 29.

See also Edit

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