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Fixing QuickBooks Application With Revoked Certificate Error – Update Web Connector

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QuickBooks application simplifies accounting by effortlessly integrating with third-party applications. The application requires a web connector or third-party applications to sync QuickBooks. If the web connector or third-party application is outdated, you might receive the ‘QuickBooks Application – With Revoked Certificate’ warning. 

quickbooks application with revoked certificate error

That is not all, though, however. QuickBooks Application with Revoked Certificate error might also arise when the QuickBooks Web Connector digital certificate is expired. Therefore, it is crucial to fix the QuickBooks Web Connector Revoked Certificate Issue if you wish to sync the QuickBooks Desktop. 

In this blog, we will discuss how to fix the QuickBooks Application with Revoked Certificate error by troubleshooting the web connector or third-party applications. However, we advise you to call our QB Pro-Advisors at +1.855.738.0359, who will help you resolve the issue immediately!

Reasons For QuickBooks Application With Revoked Certificate Error

QuickBooks will not allow an application with a revoked certificate, therefore ending up in error. QuickBooks uses a web connector to connect to third-party services and sync the information. If the web connector is outdated or fails to run, it will result in a technical error. 

Here is why you might see the QuickBooks application with revoked certificate warning message.

  1. The web connector cannot run properly or is outdated
  2. If you use another application or service instead of a web connector, there might be issues with that application
  3. The digital signature certificate for the QuickBooks installed on your system is outdated
  4. You might be using a version of QuickBooks Desktop that is outdated
  5. The third-party application or service to which you are syncing the information might be outdated or lack the digital certificate.

Top Ways to Resolve QuickBooks Web Connector Revoked Certificate Issue

This section is about the instant approaches to fix the revoked application certificate error in QuickBooks Desktop. These methods include troubleshooting the web connector to checking the QuickBooks application version. Follow the steps listed below carefully, and feel free to contact us if you have an issue or query. 

Note: These solutions might not work for Intuit Cloud Access Hosting/Right Networks. The solutions for this environment aren’t available right now. For the solutions for that environment, visit soon.

1. Update QuickBooks Desktop

The QuickBooks software updates are helpful in fixing minor software and component issues. If the problem might occur due to an outdated version of QuickBooks Desktop, check if an update is available. 

  • Open QuickBooks Desktop, and press F2 to open the product information
  • Alternatively, you can also press Ctrl+1 together to open the product information.
  • Now, check the product version and release and verify it is up-to-date.
  • You can also update the QuickBooks Desktop manually by going to the help menu.
  • Click on the Update QuickBooks Desktop and then Update Now.
update quickbooks desktop
  • Choose Get Updates and allow the updates to be finished
  • Once done, reopen the QuickBooks Desktop.

QuickBooks also lets you download the software updates from Intuit‘s official website. However, that process is lengthy and time-consuming, and we only advise it when you cannot update the software in the above manner.

Read Also- How to Update QuickBooks Desktop to the latest version

2. Install QuickBooks Digital Signature Certificate

Microsoft Windows and QuickBooks will not allow an application with a revoked certificate. Therefore, make sure that the QuickBooks and the third-party application both have the required digital signature certificate. 

  • Close all the windows of QuickBooks Desktop and company file
  • Now, navigate to the QuickBooks company folder
  • To go to the QuickBooks company folder, type QuickBooks.exe on the start menu and right-click on the search result.
  • Choose the open file location so that the company file folder opens
  • Now, right-click on the QuickBooks.exe file and select the Properties option.
  • Out of the various tabs you see, click on the Digital Signatures tab.
click on the digital signature details
  • Select a certificate and click on view details.
  • Now, choose view certificate and then head to the general tab of the window that opens.
  • You will see the install certificate; click on it
choose view certificate and click general tab to install certificate
  • Let the digital certificate be installed.

Once done, finish with the process and select OK.

3. Set Up Digital Signature Certificate For Third Party Application

Once you have installed the digital signature certificate for QuickBooks Desktop, you should do the same for the third-party application you wish to share the information with. Not doing so can result in the QuickBooks Application with Revoked Certificate error. Therefore, download and install the appropriate certificate for the same application.

  • Open the installation files folder of the application and locate its setup or .exe file.
  • If you don’t know the location of the installation files, you can also search for the application name in the start menu
  • However, make sure that you select the .exe setup file and not the application itself. 
  • Right-click on the .exe file in the search result in the start menu and click on the open file location to take you to the installation folder.
  • Right-click on the setup file or .exe file with the application name and click on properties. 
  • Now, choose the tab for digital signatures and then select the details
  • View the certificate and click on the general tab, where you will be able to see the install certificate or view certificate option
click on the general tab to view the certificate
  • If the certificate is invalid, you might need to install the certificate

Once you are done with these steps, restart your computer and QuickBooks and attempt to sync with the third party application. See if you were successful in removing QuickBooks application with revoked certificate warning.

4. Troubleshooting QuickBooks Web Connector To Fix Revoke Certificate Error

If you are getting the error message about the application with revoked certificate in QuickBooks Desktop, the web connector can be faulty. Therefore, we need to troubleshoot the web connector and check and make sure it is not outdated. 

Check the current version of Web Connector

To fix the revoke error in QuickBooks Desktop, we will start by checking the version of the Web Connector.

  • Open the start menu by clicking on the Windows icon or Windows key
  • Now, type web connector and double-click on it to open it
  • Head to its help menu or tab and choose About QuickBooks Web Connector
choose about quickbooks web connector
  • You will be able to see the version here. Check if it is up-to-date, and if not, download the latest updates for it. 
  • Moreover, ensure that you have the right web connector for the QuickBooks Desktop version

Close all the QuickBooks programs from the task manager

Now, open the task manager and close all the QuickBooks processes and programs running in the background.

  • To open Task Manager, press together the CTRL, ALT, and Delete keys.
  • Once the task manager opens, right-click on the QuickBooks programs like QBW.exe, QBW32.exe, and QBWebconnector.exe and close them.
windows task manager

Make sure these QB programs aren’t active in the background before moving on to the renaming process. 

Rename QuickBooks Web Connect file

Now, to fix the web connector issue giving way to the application with revoked certificate error, we need to rename the QBWebConnector.exe file.

  • Open the Windows and R keys together.
  • Now, for 64 bit Windows, enter C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBWebConnector\ in the search box.
  • For 32-bit Windows, enter C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBWebConnector\QBWebConnector.exe in the search box.
  • Right-click on the QuickBooks web connector file and rename it to OLD_QBQWebConnector.exe
right-click on the quickbooks web connector file and rename it

Download the New Web Connector File

Now, download the QuickBooks web connector appropriate for your QuickBooks version. Once downloaded, copy it to the Intuit web connector folder. Here is how you can open the folder location for the web connector.

  • For 32-bit Windows, enter C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBWebConnector\QBWebConnector.exe in the search box.
  • Right-click on the QuickBooks web connector file and rename it to OLD_QBQWebConnector.exe

Once done, restart the QuickBooks Desktop and use the web connector to sync. This should resolve the application with revoked certificate in QuickBooks Desktop.

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How To Fix Revoked Certificate Error With Intuit Field Service Management

In case you are facing the revoked certificate error with Intuit field service management, here is how you can fix it.

  • Close all the open windows of QuickBooks Desktop
  • Now, download the QB Install Corrigo Shim File
  • Once downloaded, copy the same file to and replace the already present file in C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit Field Svc. Integration or C:\Program Files (x86)\Corrigo Integration folder.
  • Once done, restart QuickBooks Desktop and use the Intuit Field Service Management.

This should resolve the QuickBooks Application with Revoked Certificate error.


The above blog discussed how to repair QuickBooks outdated digital signature certificate, or outdated Web Connector. This is how you can get rid of a QuickBooks application with a revoked certificate warning. In case you are stuck in a method or have a query, you can always contact our QB Advisors.

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QuickBooks errors can be time-consuming and hard to get rid of. We recommend you to save crucial time by allowing our Technical Experts to repair revoked certificate error in QuickBooks. 

Frequently Asked Questions On QuickBooks Revoked Certificate Error

1. What is the QuickBooks application certificate error?

QB Desktop uses a web connector to communicate and sync information with third-party applications. QuickBooks application with revoked certificate error might result from issues in the web connector or the digital signature certificate. 
If the web connector keeps malfunctioning, check here how to troubleshoot the common issues in QuickBooks Web Connector

2. How do we fix the error QuickBooks Application with the revoked certificate?

QuickBooks application with revoked error can be easily resolved by troubleshooting the components involved.
Therefore, check that your QuickBooks Desktop and web connector are up to date.
Now, check the digital signature certificate of the QuickBooks setup file and install the certificate if required.
Moreover, another thing you can try is closing the running QB Programs from the task manager and renaming the QBWebConnector.exe file to a different name, such as Oldwebconnectorfile.exe.
Now, download a new QBWebConnector.exe file from the internet.

3. How can I remove the QuickBooks web connector?

Here is how you can remove the QuickBooks web connector if it is not working fine.
First, create a backup of the company file
Now, download QBWC CP3 Tool and .QWC file for the third-party application
Once downloaded, open the QBWC_CP3Tool_Installer.exe and begin the installation procedure
Now, open your QuickBooks Desktop in the required company file
Go to the QBWC CP3 Tool
Choose the select file option and find the .QWC file you need.
Click on remove stamp option and proceed ahead
Whenever asked, confirm yes and continue
Once done, the tool will display the message that the owner ID was successfully removed.

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