AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Deletes a private certificate authority (CA). You must provide the ARN (Amazon Resource Name) of the private CA that you want to delete. You can find the ARN by calling the ListCertificateAuthorities operation. Before you can delete a CA, you must disable it. Call the UpdateCertificateAuthority operation and set the CertificateAuthorityStatus parameter to DISABLED.

Additionally, you can delete a CA if you are waiting for it to be created (the Status field of the CertificateAuthority is CREATING). You can also delete it if the CA has been created but you haven't yet imported the signed certificate (the Status is PENDING_CERTIFICATE) into ACM PCA.

If the CA is in one of the aforementioned states and you call DeleteCertificateAuthority, the CA's status changes to DELETED. However, the CA won't be permentantly deleted until the restoration period has passed. By default, if you do not set the PermanentDeletionTimeInDays parameter, the CA remains restorable for 30 days. You can set the parameter from 7 to 30 days. The DescribeCertificateAuthority operation returns the time remaining in the restoration window of a Private CA in the DELETED state. To restore an eligable CA, call the RestoreCertificateAuthority operation.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to DeleteCertificateAuthorityAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.ACMPCA
Assembly: AWSSDK.ACMPCA.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public abstract DeleteCertificateAuthorityResponse DeleteCertificateAuthority(
         DeleteCertificateAuthorityRequest request
Type: Amazon.ACMPCA.Model.DeleteCertificateAuthorityRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the DeleteCertificateAuthority service method.

Return Value
The response from the DeleteCertificateAuthority service method, as returned by ACMPCA.


ConcurrentModificationException A previous update to your private CA is still ongoing.
InvalidArnException The requested Amazon Resource Name (ARN) does not refer to an existing resource.
InvalidStateException The private CA is in a state during which a report cannot be generated.
ResourceNotFoundException A resource such as a private CA, S3 bucket, certificate, or audit report cannot be found.

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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