* Ben Laurie:

> On 10 September 2016 at 15:43, Erwann Abalea <eaba...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ironically, since you're not the Subscriber, you cannot request for
>> the revocation of this certificate, at least not directly to the
>> CA. If you want this certificate to be revoked, you need to ask
>> Cloudflare.
> Surely not? The BRs say (4.9.2):
> "The Subscriber, RA, or Issuing CA can initiate revocation.
> Additionally, Subscribers, Relying Parties, Application Software
> Suppliers, and other third parties may submit Certificate Problem
> Reports informing the issuing CA of reasonable cause to revoke the
> certificate."

This is fairly new.  Third-party revocation requests are very tricky
to process promptly.  For many (most?) interesting certificates, the
guaranteed damage from an immediate revocation outweighs the risk from
a potential man-in-the-middle attack enabled by the compromised

Back in 2008, most CAs flat out refused to revoke certificates even
though there was proof that the private key has been compromised.  A
very small-scale repeat exercise showed that this is no longer the
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