Once created, a Certificate Authority (CA) will be in one of the following states through its lifecycle:
- Pending deletion
- Pending activation
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?|
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.