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Retiring or recovering a retired certificate

Note

This is a Premium feature available to select customers only. If you're interested in using this feature, please contact us.

VaaS lets you retire certificates that are no longer in use. Even if you retire a certificate, you can recover it later.

After you've located the certificate you want to retire, VaaS walks you through the retirement process.

What does "retire" mean?

"Retire" refers to the act of moving a certificate from inventory to VaaS's virtual recycle bin.

Who can retire certificates?

An Admin can retire certificates.

To retire a certificate

  1. From the menu bar, click Inventory > Certificates.

  2. Find the certificate that you want to retire. You can retire multiple certificates at the same time, if needed.

  3. Use Filters to narrow the list.

  4. Select the certificates you want to retire, then click Retire. screenshot showing the locaiton of the checkbox and Retire button

  5. In Retire certificate, keep the checkbox selected if you do not want discovery to find the certificate again the next time it runs. screenshot showing the locaiton of the checkbox and Retire button

  6. Click Retire.

  7. To see your retired certificates, change the Inventory view to Retired certificates. Retired certificate in drop down list

To recover a retired certificate

  1. From the menu bar, click Inventory > Certificates.

  2. Change the view to Retired certificates.

    Drop-down list below Inventory contains Retired Certificates

  3. Find the certificate(s) you want to recover.

  4. Use Filters to narrow the list.

  5. Select the certificates to recover.

  6. Click Recover.

  7. (Optional) In Recover Certificate, if you want to assign the certifcate to an application, type in the name of the application..

  8. In Recover Certificate, click Recover.

    The certificate is returned to inventory.