An SSL certificate is a digital certificate that is used to establish an encrypted connection between a website and visitors. It ensures the security of information transferred between the website and visitors.
An SSL certificate can be issued by any company or individual who has been verified by an independent third party. The process of obtaining an SSL certificate requires some background checks, including identity verification, credit reports, criminal history checks, and other relevant information to ensure that they are not a threat to the security of the data on their site.
An SSL certificate provides encryption for all types of sensitive data such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, and passwords that are sent over the internet. It also establishes trust for visitors to your site because it verifies that your site is legitimate and secure.
Sometimes you don’t notice that Google Chrome has changed where you can view the SSL certificate of the website you’re visiting. Read this article to know how to view SSL Certificate.
How to View SSL Certificate Details In Google Chrome
- Click the small locked icon as shown in figure located at the left-hand side of the address bar.
- After that click the message “Connection is secure.”
Then Click “Certificate is Valid” option to see detailed information.
The SSL certificate information will be appear in a new popup.
SSL certificates are not always perfect, but they’re a major improvement over their HTTP-only counterpart. Always be informed of the website you’re connected to—though it’s rare for a fraudulent website to gain one, it is possible.