How to revoke a certificate

Revocation is an irreversible process that cancels the validity of a digital certificate before its expiration.

There are different reasons why it may be necessary to request the revocation, for example, the compromise of the private key. However, the mere will of its owner or custodian may be sufficient reason.

The main mechanisms available to request revocation are as follows.

You can request the revocation of your personal certificate (Citizen, Public Employee, Entity Representative, etc.) through the Personal Area of ​​Certification Services (APSC). To access the application, the holder must authenticate through a qualified personal certificate issued by the ACCV and it must be in force.

In the case of a non-personal certificate (SSL / TLS, Entity Seal, Electronic Office, etc.) revocation can be requested through the Non-Personal Certification Services area (NPSC) - identifying yourself with an active qualified personal certificate accepted in VALIDe. From there, the identified person can revoke any non-personal certificate issued by him or issued to any legal entity that he administers.

Finally, if you have a private key that you have found on the Internet, you can send us the revocation request through the user service form. In the form you must paste this key in PEM format, including the BEGIN and END lines. Before doing so, it is very important that you make sure that the attached private key is associated with a certificate issued by the ACCV, and that said certificate is not your own certificate that you want to keep active. Keep in mind that, once revocation is requested in this way, the private key is considered compromised and will be revoked with no way back.