PKI Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v2.32, by Herong Yang
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:
Table of Contents
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 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
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
PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology