Revoke order certificates


Use this endpoint to submit a request to revoke all certificates on an order. If you want to revoke only a single certificate on an order, use the Revoke certificate endpoint.

After submitting the request, an administrator must approve it before DigiCert can revoke the certificate.

To use the "skip_approval": true parameter to skip the approval step and submit the request directly to DigiCert for revocation, the API key must have admin privileges. See Authentication.

Example request and response

curl -X PUT \
  '{{order_id}}/revoke' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -H 'X-DC-DEVKEY: {{api_key}}' \
  -d '{
  "comments": "I no longer need this cert.",
  "skip_approval": true
import requests

url = "{{order_id}}/revoke"

payload = "{\n  \"comments\": \"I no longer need this cert.\",\n \"skip_approval\":true\n}"
headers = {
    'X-DC-DEVKEY': "{{api_key}}",
    'Content-Type': "application/json"

response = requests.request("PUT", url, data=payload, headers=headers)

package main

import (

func main() {

	url := "{{order_id}}/revoke"

	payload := strings.NewReader("{\n  \"comments\": \"I no longer need this cert.\,"\n \"skip_approval\":true\n}")

	req, _ := http.NewRequest("PUT", url, payload)

	req.Header.Add("X-DC-DEVKEY", "{{api_key}}")
	req.Header.Add("Content-Type", "application/json")

	res, _ := http.DefaultClient.Do(req)

	defer res.Body.Close()
	body, _ := ioutil.ReadAll(res.Body)


var request = require("request");

var options = { method: 'PUT',
  url: '{{order_id}}/revoke',
   { 'Content-Type': 'application/json',
     'X-DC-DEVKEY': '{{api_key}}' },
  body: { comments: 'I no longer need this cert.', 
	    skip_approval: true},   
  json: true };

request(options, function (error, response, body) {
  if (error) throw new Error(error);

201 Created
  "id": 1,
  "date": "2016-02-10T17:06:15+00:00",
  "type": "revoke",
  "status": "pending",
  "requester": {
    "id": 242140,
    "first_name": "Jack",
    "last_name": "White",
    "email": ""
  "comments": "Revoked via API!"
204 No Content (skip)
// empty

Request parameters

Name Req/Opt Type Description
comment required string Message describing the reason for the revoke request.
skip_approval op;tional bool Specify if the revoke request should skip the approval step and be immediately submitted to DigiCert for revocation.
Default: false
Note: For skip approvals to work, the API key must have admin privileges.

Response parameters

Name Type Description
id int Request ID.
date string Timestamp of when the revoke request was submitted.
Format: UTC timezone and ISO 8601 date
type string Request type.
Possible values: revoke
status string Status of the revoke request.
Possible values: submitted, pending, approved, rejected
requester object Details about the user that placed the request.
See Structures – User details object.
.. id int User ID.
.. first_name string First name of user.
.. last_name string Last name of user.
.. email string Email address of user.
comments string Message about the revoke request.