Renewing a certificate

A certificate is valid for two years at a time. You need to renew your certificate before it expires. Note that certificates can be renewed 60 days before their expiry at the earliest. If the certificate expires, you cannot use the technical interface.

The responsibility for renewing its certificates lies with the organisation. The validity of the certificate can be checked via the Incomes Register's technical interface. The organisation's appointed representative can also check the validity of the certificate in the Incomes Register's e-service. The certificate's technical contact person receives a reminder message by email 60 days before the certificate expires.

Certificates are renewed in the Incomes Register's certificate service

Certificates can be renewed via the technical interface of the Incomes Register's certificate service. The interface has a separate service for renewing certificates. Using the service requires generating a new key pair, creating a certificate signing request and signing the service request with the old key. Your system supplier will guide you through the process of renewing your certificates.

If renewing a certificate is not possible or the certificate expires, the organisation can apply for a new certificate in the Incomes Register's e-service. The new certificate is retrieved in the same way as the first certificate.

For further instructions on how to renew a certificate, see the documents Certificate service - General description and Certificate service - Interface description.