Get ACME account status

ACME Account URL shall never be changed. So it's not strictly necessary to go through the authorization process each time, if the URL is already known.

However, it might be required to get the actual status of the ACME Account. In order to do so, ACME client must send a POST request with an empty payload to the ACME Account URL:

Content-Type: application/jose+json
Content-Length: 429
  "protected" : BASE64URL(
      "alg" : "ES256",
      "nonce" : "E48E837729264688A335A0092370EF3B",
      "url" : "",
      "kid" : ""
  "payload": "",
  "signature" : "<base64url-encoded signature>"

ACME server should reply with an ACME Account object, which includes a status, and orders URL, from which client may retrieve a list of active certificate orders.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Replay-Nonce: 60D446A8AEB04EB5BF28219E746CE4E3
Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8
Content-Length: 106
  "status" : "valid",
  "orders" : ""

Possible values of the ACME Account status are:

  • "valid" - account is active

  • "deactivated" - disabled by the user

  • "revoked" - disabled by the server

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