Approval Profile for Certificate Status Management – tSd 0106


This document defines the tScheme criteria against which organisations must be successfully assessed in order to be eligible for a Grant of Approval for the provision of services to individuals, corporate entities and other organisations for the management of the validity status of certificates.


The criteria given in this Approval Profile are related to the provision of Services that manage the status of issued certificates. These Services cover:

  1. the receipt of requests to revoke, suspend or otherwise change a certificate’s status;
  2. the authentication and authorisation of revocation requests;
  3. the determination of a decision to revoke and associated actions;
  4. notification of status change to certificate owners.

Issue 3.03

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