View SSL Certificate Details in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari


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  • Applies to: All Services
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 5
    • Tools Required: Web browser

Overview

Before leaving the house, it's important to check if your doors are locked. Likewise, before typing in your personal information on a website, it's important to check the SSL certificate.

Visiting a website that does not use a secure connection (https://) with an SSL certificate means unwanted parties could potentially be monitoring your activity and/or accessing your personal information. Fortunately, checking to see if your connection is secure and encrypted can be easily be done in your browser.

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Before Starting

Check to see if the site you're visiting is using https:// and that there's a padlock icon. If you don't see both of these conditions, then the site you're visiting is likely insecure.

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Chrome

  1. Select the padlock icon in the URL bar.
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  2. In the drop-down that appears, select Certificate.
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  3. The certificate window will appear. You can select Details for further information on the SSL. 
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Firefox

  1. Select the padlock icon in the URL bar.
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  2. In the drop-down that appears, select the right-arrow icon.
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  3. In the drop-down that appear, select More Information.
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  4. The certificate window will appear. You can select View Certificate for further information on the SSL. 
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Safari

  1. Double-select the padlock icon in the URL bar.
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  2. Select Show Certificate.
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  3. The certificate window will appear. You can select Details for further information on the SSL. 
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