All certificate revokations are initiated either by the user or by the Administrator. Revokations are required for a number of reasons, for example:
|1||the user has lost the PC or media where the certificate was stored.|
|2||the user no longer has any affiliation with the organisation that issued the certificate|
|3||the user changed position in the organisation and no longer has any right to the certificate|
|4||the Administrator believes a certificate has been misused.|
|5||the Administrator believes a certificate used to misrepresent the organisation that issued the certificate|
The following sub sections detail how Revokation requests are made and the resulting actions and uses for this important feature.
The following diagram explains the events that occur within the Digi-CA™ and how a revokation request is executed: