Certificate Authority states

Once created, a Certificate Authority (CA) will be in one of the following states through its lifecycle:

  • Enabled
  • Disabled
  • Pending deletion
  • Pending activation
  • Deleted

The following table illustrates the properties of a CA in each of the states.

CA state Can issue certificates? Can revoke certificates and publish CRLs? Is billed? Are resources accessible? Can accept update requests?
Enabled Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disabled No Yes Yes Yes No
Pending deletion No No No1 Yes No
Pending activation No No No Yes No
Deleted No No No No No

1 CA will be metered for the duration that it stays in this state, and billed for that duration if reactivated. For more information about pricing, see Pricing.