What happens if your certificate were deleted?

Just out of interest, what would happen if say Comodo deleted your certificate from the server, and you still had your certificate installed and it wasn’t expired? Would it work or not?


We (Comodo) cannot delete a certificate from a server.

We can however Revoke a certificate, which puts the serial number and associated details
on the Certificate Revocation List (CRL) (the URL for this can be found in all issued certificates
under the Details tab).
This does not remove it from the server/local machine.

So, in summary, yes it would continue to work.
Warnings that it is revoked will only appear if CRL checking is switched on.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=241008 for Outlook Express

Garry Bickerton
Head of Global Support and Customer Care Manager

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