The online responder (OCSP) reports "The revocation function was unable to check revocation because the revocation server was offline. 0x80092013 (-2146885613 CRYPT_E_REVOCATION_OFFLINE".

Assume the following scenario:

  • An online responder (OCSP) is configured on the network.
  • OCSP is enabled for a certificate authority and a revocation configuration is set up.
  • The management console for the online responder displays the following status for the revocation configuration:
Type: Microsoft CRL-based revocation status provider.
The revocation provider failed with the current configuration. The revocation function was unable to check revocation because the revocation server was offline. 0x80092013 (-2146885613 CRYPT_E_REVOCATION_OFFLINE), 0x80092013

The Online Responder (Online Certificate Status Protocol, OCSP) is an alternative way of providing revocation status information for certificates. Entities that want to check the revocation status of a certificate do not have to download the complete list of all revoked certificates thanks to OCSP, but can make a specific request for the certificate in question to the online responder. For a more detailed description, see the article "Basics Online Responder (Online Certificate Status Protocol, OCSP)„.

In the event log, the event no. 17 of the source Microsoft-Windows-OnlineResponderRevocationProvider is logged.

Cause

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Occurs when the blacklist server is unreachable over the network, for example because the server is offline, or because the online responder cannot reach it due to a missing firewall rule.

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