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How to Check the SSL Information of Websites

Since many browsers have moved away from showing the SSL information in their address bars and also removed the popular green bar or green lock visual cues, how would you know if a website is using a valid SSL Certificate? Here are some tips you can do to check the details of a website's SSL using some popular browsers.

Mozilla Firefox:

The Mozilla Firefox browser has relocated the SSL indicator to the Site Information panel of the lock icon. To view the website’s SSL information:

  1. Click the lock icon in the address bar.
  2. Click the caret icon.

    Mozilla FireFox - Certificate Issued

  3. You will see here the SSL Certificate issuer.

    Mozilla Firefox - Certificate Issuer

  4. Clicking the More Information link will provide more details about the website owner and its SSL Certificate.
  5. Under the Security icon, click View Certificate.

    Mozilla Firefox - View Certificate

  6. It should show a page like this:

    Mozilla Firefox - View Certificate

Google Chrome:

Chrome shows a dark gray lock icon on the left side of the URL for all SSL Certificates. To view the SSL Information:

  1. Click the lock icon.
  2. Click Certificate (Valid).

    Google - Check SSL - Certificate (Valid)

  3. Select the Details tab then scroll down to Subject. This is where you will see the details of the website owner.

    Google - Check SSL - SSL Details

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Click the lock icon.
  2. Click View Certificate.

    Microsoft Edge - SSL View Certificate

  3. The Certificate Information will appear on the right side of the screen.

    Microsoft Edge - SSL Certificate Information

Internet Explorer:

  1. Click the lock icon on the right side of the address bar.

    Internet Explorer - Check SSL

  2. Click View certificates.
  3. A pop-up window will appear. Click the Details tab.

    Internet Explorer - SSL Details

  4. Scroll down to Subject to view the information of the website owner.

    Internet Explorer - SSL Subject Details


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