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[ aws . acm-pca ]

revoke-certificate

Description

Revokes a certificate that was issued inside ACM Private CA. If you enable a certificate revocation list (CRL) when you create or update your private CA, information about the revoked certificates will be included in the CRL. ACM Private CA writes the CRL to an S3 bucket that you specify. A CRL is typically updated approximately 30 minutes after a certificate is revoked. If for any reason the CRL update fails, ACM Private CA attempts makes further attempts every 15 minutes. With Amazon CloudWatch, you can create alarms for the metrics CRLGenerated and MisconfiguredCRLBucket . For more information, see Supported CloudWatch Metrics .

Note

Both PCA and the IAM principal must have permission to write to the S3 bucket that you specify. If the IAM principal making the call does not have permission to write to the bucket, then an exception is thrown. For more information, see Configure Access to ACM Private CA .

ACM Private CA also writes revocation information to the audit report. For more information, see CreateCertificateAuthorityAuditReport .

Note

You cannot revoke a root CA self-signed certificate.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  revoke-certificate
--certificate-authority-arn <value>
--certificate-serial <value>
--revocation-reason <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--certificate-authority-arn (string)

Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the private CA that issued the certificate to be revoked. This must be of the form:

``arn:aws:acm-pca:region :account :certificate-authority/12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012 ``

--certificate-serial (string)

Serial number of the certificate to be revoked. This must be in hexadecimal format. You can retrieve the serial number by calling GetCertificate with the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the certificate you want and the ARN of your private CA. The GetCertificate action retrieves the certificate in the PEM format. You can use the following OpenSSL command to list the certificate in text format and copy the hexadecimal serial number.

openssl x509 -in *file_path* -text -noout

You can also copy the serial number from the console or use the DescribeCertificate action in the AWS Certificate Manager API Reference .

--revocation-reason (string)

Specifies why you revoked the certificate.

Possible values:

  • UNSPECIFIED
  • KEY_COMPROMISE
  • CERTIFICATE_AUTHORITY_COMPROMISE
  • AFFILIATION_CHANGED
  • SUPERSEDED
  • CESSATION_OF_OPERATION
  • PRIVILEGE_WITHDRAWN
  • A_A_COMPROMISE

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Examples

To revoke a private certificate

The following revoke-certificate command revokes a private certificate from the CA identified by the ARN.

aws acm-pca revoke-certificate --certificate-authority-arn arn:aws:acm-pca:us-west-2:1234567890:certificate-authority/12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012 --certificate-serial 67:07:44:76:83:a9:b7:f4:05:56:27:ff:d5:5c:eb:cc --revocation-reason "KEY_COMPROMISE"

Output

None