This topic provides an overview of operations that you can perform in the SSL Certificates Service console and the main modules provided by the console.

You can perform the following operations in the SSL Certificates console:

Purchase a certificate instance

In the SSL Certificates Service console, you can click Purchase Certificate to purchase a certificate instance based on your business requirements. For more information, see Select and purchase certificates.

View the status of a certificate

In the SSL Certificates Service console, you can view the status of your certificate.

The following table describes different certificate states.
Certificate state Description Required operation
Issued The certificate instance is purchased, and the certificate application is validated and approved. After a certificate is issued, you can perform the following operations:
Pending Application The certificate instance is purchased, but the certificate application is not submitted. After a certificate instance is purchased, you must submit a certificate application for validation. For more information, see Apply for a certificate.
Validating Application The certificate application is submitted and is being validated by the certificate authority (CA). After you submit a certificate application, you must wait for the CA to validate your certificate application. For more information, see Step 2: Wait for review to complete.
Pending Expiration The certificate is due to expire. SSL Certificates Service notifies you that a certificate is due to expire 60 days before the certificate expires. For more information about how to renew a certificate, see Renewal upon expiration.
Validation Failed The CA validation fails. If the CA validation fails, you must examine the provided materials and submit the certificate application again. For more information, see Step 1: Fill in certificate application information.
Expired The certificate expired. If a certificate expires, you must purchase and apply for a new certificate to protect your website. For more information, see Select and purchase certificates.
Revoked The certificate is deregistered from the CA. For more information about how to revoke a certificate, see Revoke certificates.
Validating Revocation The certificate revocation request is submitted and is being validated by the CA. After a certificate revocation request is submitted, the CA validates your request.

Manage certificates

After your certificates are validated and issued, you can manage your certificates in the SSL Certificates Service console. For example, you can view the status and validity period of a certificate, upload an on-premises certificate to the console, and delete or revoke a certificate.

  • Upload a certificate: You can upload your on-premises certificates to the SSL Certificates Service console for centralized management.
  • Submit or cancel a certificate application: You can use a purchased certificate instance to apply for a certificate or cancel a certificate application.
    Note If a certificate is issued, you cannot cancel its application.
  • Deploy a certificate to cloud services: You can deploy a certificate to cloud services.
  • Download a certificate: You can download and install a certificate on a web server.
  • Delete or revoke a certificate: You can delete or revoke a certificate that has been issued but is no longer needed.
    Notice
    • After a certificate is deleted, it cannot be restored. Proceed with caution.
    • If a certificate has been issued for more than 30 calendar days, you cannot claim a refund for the certificate.

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