Open and View CRL File

Q

How to open and view a CRL (Certificate Revocation List) file? I just downloaded a CRL from the certificate's CA Website.

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A

If you want to open and view the list of revoked certificates in CRL (Certificate Revocation List) file you can follow this tutorial.

1. Open the certificate by double-click the CRL file name (for example GTSGIAG3.crl) on a Windows computer. You see the "Certificate Revocation List" window displayed.

2. Click "General" tab. You see general information of the CA who signed this CRL file.

Issuer: Google Internet Authority G3

3. Click "Revocation List" tab. You see a list of revoked certificates.

4. Click first serial number is in revokation list. You see details about this revocation:

Serial number:     15a779108904edb2
Revokcation date:  Friday, March 8, 2019
CRL Reason Code:   Superseded(4)

Open and View CRL File

5. Go back and review the original X.509 certificate. If it has a serial number of "15a779108904edb2" and issued by "Google Internet Authority G3", then that certificate is revoked.

 

⇒ CRL File Format and Fields

⇐ Retrieve CRL File from Certificate CA

⇑ CRL (Certificate Revocation List)

⇑⇑ Revoked Certificates - CRL and OCSP

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