How to revoke a certificate

citizen and representative certificate

Through your APSC, at a PRU or calling

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

There are different reasons for which it may be necessary to request revocation, such as, for example, the compromise of the private key. However, the mere will of the holder or custodian may be sufficient reason.

You can request the revocation of your Citizen Certificate and/or Entity Representative through the Personal Certification Services Area (APSC). To access the application, the holder must authenticate through a qualified personal certificate issued by the ACCV.

Your certificate will be valid for 3 years and you will be able to renew it on-line at your APSC before it expires.

Finally, you should know that you can also revoke it in person at any of our Points of Registration (PRU) or by using the contact information.

Revoke your personal certificate

If you have the private key of the certificate

Through the contact form

In the form you must paste this key in PEM format, including the BEGIN and END lines.

Before doing this, it is very important that you make sure that the private key you attach is associated to a certificate issued by the ACCV, and that this 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.

Contact to revoke