Disable a Certificate Authority

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Disable a Certificate Authority in the given CA pool.

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import com.google.api.core.ApiFuture;
import com.google.cloud.security.privateca.v1.CertificateAuthority.State;
import com.google.cloud.security.privateca.v1.CertificateAuthorityName;
import com.google.cloud.security.privateca.v1.CertificateAuthorityServiceClient;
import com.google.cloud.security.privateca.v1.DisableCertificateAuthorityRequest;
import com.google.longrunning.Operation;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException;

public class DisableCertificateAuthority {

  public static void main(String[] args)
      throws InterruptedException, ExecutionException, IOException {
    // TODO(developer): Replace these variables before running the sample.
    // location: For a list of locations, see:
    // https://cloud.google.com/certificate-authority-service/docs/locations
    // poolId: The id of the CA pool under which the CA is present.
    // certificateAuthorityName: The name of the CA to be disabled.
    String project = "your-project-id";
    String location = "ca-location";
    String poolId = "ca-pool-id";
    String certificateAuthorityName = "certificate-authority-name";
    disableCertificateAuthority(project, location, poolId, certificateAuthorityName);

  // Disable a Certificate Authority which is present in the given CA pool.
  public static void disableCertificateAuthority(
      String project, String location, String poolId, String certificateAuthorityName)
      throws IOException, ExecutionException, InterruptedException {
    // Initialize client that will be used to send requests. This client only needs to be created
    // once, and can be reused for multiple requests. After completing all of your requests, call
    // the `certificateAuthorityServiceClient.close()` method on the client to safely
    // clean up any remaining background resources.
    try (CertificateAuthorityServiceClient certificateAuthorityServiceClient =
        CertificateAuthorityServiceClient.create()) {

      // Create the Certificate Authority Name.
      CertificateAuthorityName certificateAuthorityNameParent =

      // Create the Disable Certificate Authority Request.
      DisableCertificateAuthorityRequest disableCertificateAuthorityRequest =

      // Disable the Certificate Authority.
      ApiFuture<Operation> futureCall =
      Operation response = futureCall.get();

      if (response.hasError()) {
        System.out.println("Error while disabling Certificate Authority !" + response.getError());

      // Get the current CA state.
      State caState =

      // Check if the Certificate Authority is disabled.
      if (caState == State.DISABLED) {
        System.out.println("Disabled Certificate Authority : " + certificateAuthorityName);
      } else {
            "Cannot disable the Certificate Authority ! Current CA State: " + caState);


import google.cloud.security.privateca_v1 as privateca_v1

def disable_certificate_authority(
    project_id: str, location: str, ca_pool_name: str, ca_name: str
) -> None:
    Disable a Certificate Authority which is present in the given CA pool.

        project_id: project ID or project number of the Cloud project you want to use.
        location: location you want to use. For a list of locations, see: https://cloud.google.com/certificate-authority-service/docs/locations.
        ca_pool_name: the name of the CA pool under which the CA is present.
        ca_name: the name of the CA to be disabled.

    caServiceClient = privateca_v1.CertificateAuthorityServiceClient()
    ca_path = caServiceClient.certificate_authority_path(
        project_id, location, ca_pool_name, ca_name

    # Create the Disable Certificate Authority Request.
    request = privateca_v1.DisableCertificateAuthorityRequest(name=ca_path)

    # Disable the Certificate Authority.
    operation = caServiceClient.disable_certificate_authority(request=request)
    result = operation.result()

    print("Operation result:", result)

    # Get the current CA state.
    ca_state = caServiceClient.get_certificate_authority(name=ca_path).state

    # Check if the CA is disabled.
    if ca_state == privateca_v1.CertificateAuthority.State.DISABLED:
        print("Disabled Certificate Authority:", ca_name)
        print("Cannot disable the Certificate Authority ! Current CA State:", ca_state)

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