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Revoking an SSL Certificate

Revoking your SSL certificate cancels it and immediately removes HTTPS from the website. Depending on your Web host, your website might display errors or become temporarily inaccessible. The process cannot be reversed.

Consider revoking your certificate if:

  • The certificate contains the wrong common name
  • The certificate contains incorrect information
  • The secured site is no longer operational

If you're switching certificate types, for example from a Standard to a Premium SSL, you can install the new certificate over the existing — you do not need to revoke the old certificate.

Revoking is not necessary if your website moved servers or you lost your private key. In most situations, you can easily re-key your SSL certificate. For more information, see Re-Keying an SSL Certificate.

To Revoke an SSL Certificate

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Click SSL Certificates.
  3. Click Launch for the certificate you want to revoke.
  4. From the Filters list, click Certificates.
  5. Click the common name of the certificate you want to revoke.
  6. Click Revoke.
  7. Select a reason from the Revocation Reason menu.
  8. Click Revoke to revoke your certificate.

If you revoke your certificate within the first 30 days, please contact Customer Service. You might be eligible for an in-store credit.

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