Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is there a way to unrevoke a revoked certificate, which was revoked with the “Superseded” reason code?

I'm using the Certification Authority provided with Windows Server 2008 SP2.

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Once on the revoked list... it stays on the revoked list. That's why they recommend you NEVER revoke a cert unless you know it's been compromised.

share|improve this answer
Well it's not necessarily a matter of compromising a certificate. In my case an employee left the company, his certificate has been revoked with the reason code “Affiliation Change”. Later on, it was discovered we needed to give him access to a certain system. Hence I wanted to unrevoke the certificate… and it can't be done. – Ondrej Tucny Sep 3 '10 at 18:09

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.