Viewing Server Certificate Path with Chrome on Android Phone

This section provides a tutorial example on how to view server certificate path when visiting a 'https' Website with Chrome on Android phone. The top certificate in a certificate path is the root CA certificate, which is trusted by browser settings.

When a browser validates a server certificate, it will try to build a certificate path - an ordered list of certificates that satisfy these conditions:

Here is what I did to see the certificate path for https://m.facebook.com Website with Chrome on Android phone.

1. Run Chrome on your Android phone and go to https://m.facebook.com and wait for the log in page to be displayed.

2. Tap the lock icon at the left side of the URL address area. The connection information is displayed.

3. Tap on "Details" link. Connection details are displayed.

4. Tap on "Certificate information" link. The Website server certificate is displayed.

5. Tap on the dropdown arrow next to "*.facebook.com". The certificate path is displayed.

*.facebook.com
DigiCert SHA2 High Assurance Server CA
DigiCert High Assurance EV Root CA

6. Tap on "DigiCert High Assurance EV Root CA" in the path to see more information about the root CA certificate.

7. Tap on "DigiCert SHA2 High Assurance Server CA" in the path, to see more information about the intermediate CA certificate.

What do you think about this certificate path? Should we trust login.yahoo.com now? I think this is a valid certificate path and we should trust *.login.yahoo.com, because:

The picture below shows you the certificate path view of a server certificate:

Viewing Server Certificate Path with Chrome on Android Phone
Viewing Server Certificate Path with Chrome on Android Phone

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

 Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

 Using HTTPS with Google Chrome

 Using HTTPS with Mozilla Firefox

 HTTPS with Microsoft Edge

 Using HTTPS with Apple Safari

 HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer)

Android and Server Certificate

 Visiting "https" Website with Chrome on Android Phone

 "Your connection is not private" with Chrome on Android Phone

 Viewing Server Certificate with Chrome on Android Phone

Viewing Server Certificate Path with Chrome on Android Phone

 Trusted Certificate Store on Android phone

 Downloading Trusted Root Certificate on Android phone

 Installing Trusted Root Certificate on Android phone

 Installing Website Server Certificate on Android Phone

 iPhone and Server Certificate

 Windows Certificate Stores and Console

 RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) and Server Certificate

 macOS Certificate Stores and Keychain Access

 Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 .NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 CAcert.org - Root CA Offering Free Certificates

 PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates

 Comodo Free Personal Certificate

 Digital Signature - Microsoft Word

 Digital Signature - OpenOffice.org 3

 S/MIME and Email Security

 PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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