Pool Operation Certificate

Hello everyone,

I have a question regarding pool operation certificate, but after hours of searching the internet, I could not find any resource that answers my question. So I am posting this question here.

How do I know if my pool operation certificate has expired? Is there any cli command or any way to make sure that my pool is running on a valid & non-expired operational certificate?

Any feedback is greatly appreciated.


1 Like

I don’t know that you can do it from cardano-cli. But if you haven’t changed your prometheus config, from your block producer you can:


And then grep for cardano_node_Forge_metrics_remainingKESPeriods_int to get how many key evolutions you have left.

All the cardano_node_Forge_metrics are about your operational certificate.


Ok fantastic! This is exactly what I was looking for. I followed your instruction and was able to verify the expiry KESPeriod and other useful information.

Thanks for answering my question!