Discover the definition of the term
Certificate Revocation List presented by Les Assises de la Cybersécurité.


A digital certificate is a proof of identity issued by a trusted organization (the certification authority). The latter must be able to invalidate a certificate, either automatically (certificates have a limited lifespan) or occasionally (due to fraud, for example). In order for users to be able to know that the certificate presented to them is no longer valid – for example when they connect to a website – the certification authority that issued it provides an online list of invalid certificates. A browser, or any other device that relies on the certificate (for digital signatures, for example) must check the presence of the certificate presented on such a list before accepting it.

Unlike the marriage certificate, the digital certificate therefore has a limited lifespan.

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