You should revoke a certificate if the certificate has been
compromised. The security of a certificate can be compromised if,
for example, someone has a copy of the private key, or knows the
password to your encrypted key.
A certificate can be revoked by the Certificate Authority
that issued the certificate. You can also use the HP SSL Certificate
Tool to revoke a certificate, if the certificate was created using
the Certificate Tool.
To revoke a certificate using the Certificate Tool, perform
the following steps:
From the Main
Menu, select Option 7 - Revoke a Certificate.
Enter the filenames of the
Certificate Authority (CA) certificate and key.
Enter the filename of the
certificate to be revoked.
Enter the PEM passphrase
of the CA's key.
The Certificate Tool marks that certificate as being revoked
in its database.
After you revoke the certificate, you must create a certificate
revocation list (CRL).