Deactivating a certificate

Use the /deactivate resource to deactivate an unused, lost, or unnecessary certificate. Deactivated certificates remain valid until expiration, but cannot be renewed.

Service endpoints

Pilot

https://pilot-certmanager-webservices.websecurity.symantec.com/vswebservices/​rest/services/deactivate

Production

https://certmanager-webservices.websecurity.symantec.com/vswebservices/​rest/services/deactivate

Parameters

Table: Deactivate request parameters

Name

Data type

Required

Max Length

Description

certSerial

Text

Y

32

The certificate serial number. Must be 32 bytes.

reason

Text

Y

64

Use one of the following reasons:

  • Forgotten or lost password

  • Damaged hardware or software

  • Other non-security reason

Sample request (POST)

java
POST https://certmanager-webservices.websecurity.symantec.com
/vswebservices/rest/services/deactivate HTTP/1.0
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
User-Agent: ACME Security Services
Host: certmanager-webservices.websecurity.symantec.com
Content-Length: 68

certSerial=6b671d141321a8d743ab5616051d4ec&reason=Forgotten 
or lost password

Sample response

The deactivate response returns a status code and message code that indicates success or failure. The following is a sample of a successful response:

java
HTTP/1.0 200 OK
Content-Type: text/xml
Server: Apache/2.1
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 23:22:49 GMT
Content-Length: 112
Connection: Close

<Response xmlns="urn:symantec:api">
 <StatusCode>0x00</StatusCode>
  <Message>success</Message>
</Response>

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