How to Revoke an SSL Certificate

If you lose your private key, or if your private key is compromised, you may need to revoke your certificate. You should only revoke your certificate if you want to completely stop using this certificate. If you just need to generate a new security key, use regenerate instead.

Warning

If you revoke a Free SSL certificate (other than those automatically generated for Simple Hosting) you will not be able to generate a new SSL certificate for free for the same domain.

Important

If you revoke your certificate within 30 days of its creation, you can contact support to ask about a possible refund. The refund is not possible if you revoke a renewed certificate.

Important

A multi-year certificate allows you to pay for several years of certificates up front. Multi-year certificates still require a simple and free renewal process to regenerate the certificate each year to remain valid. If you fail to complete this simplified renewal process, your certificate will be revoked and you will lose the remaining time on your multi-year certificate.

You can revoke your certificate either from the SSL list, or from the admin page of the certificate.

From the SSL Table

  1. After logging into your account, select “SSL Certificates” from the left navigation menu.

  2. Click on the three dot icon to the far right of the certificate you want to revoke.

  3. Select “Revoke” from the drop down menu.

  4. Click “Revoke” again to confirm.

From the Admin Page

  1. After logging into your account, select “SSL Certificates” from the left navigation menu.

  2. Click on the name of the certificate you want to revoke.

  3. Click “Revoke.”

  4. Click “Revoke” again to confirm.