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Date: 19 March 2013

Expiry of Sub CA "Hongkong Post e-Cert CA 1" with effect from 15 May 2013

Hongkong Post Certification Authority completed the rollover of Sub CA on 26 February 2010. Since then, the Sub CA "Hongkong Post e-Cert CA 1" has ceased to issue any new certificates, but it continues to update and issue Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs) until expiry.

By 15 May 2013 at 15:29:10 (Hong Kong Time), the Sub CA "Hongkong Post e-Cert CA 1" will expire, and all certificates previously issued by it will expire before 15 May 2013.

The Sub CA "Hongkong Post e-Cert CA 1" will issue the last full CRL and partitioned CRLs at 14:15 on 15 May 2013 (Hong Kong Time) at the following links and no further update will be provided in future:

(a) Full CRL

  • http://crl1.hongkongpost.gov.hk/crl/eCertCA1CRL1.crl
  • ldap://ldap1.hongkongpost.gov.hk
    (cn=Hongkong Post e-Cert CA 1 CRL1, o=Hongkong Post, c=HK)

(b) Partitioned CRLs

  • http://crl1.hongkongpost.gov.hk/crl/eCertCA1CRL2.crl
  • http://crl1.hongkongpost.gov.hk/crl/eCertCA1CRL1_<xxxxx>.crl
    (where <xxxxx> is a string of five alphanumeric characters)
  • ldap://ldap1.hongkongpost.gov.hk
    (cn=Hongkong Post e-Cert CA 1 CRL2, o=Hongkong Post, c=HK)

As there will be no further update to the above mentioned CRLs after issuance on 15 May 2013 at 14:15 (Hong Kong Time), you are advised to stop any regular download of the above CRLs after their issuance to prevent any possible false alarm of download failure of updated CRLs.

Except for the cessation of update of CRLs issued by the Sub CA "Hongkong Post e-Cert CA 1", all other services of Hongkong Post Certification Authority remain unchanged upon the expiry of the Sub CA "Hongkong Post e-Cert CA 1".

For enquiry, please call Hongkong Post Certification Authority hotline on 2921 6633 or email to [email protected].