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This section provides a tutorial example on how to view server certificate details when visiting an 'https' Web site in Google Chrome 40.

When you visit an "https" Web server, it will send its certificate to your browser. Server's certificate is needed by the browser for 2 tasks listed below:

Normally, your browser will do these 2 tasks automatically without your interaction. You don't need to know where is the server certificate and what's in the certificate.

But since I am interested to learn more about "https" communication, I want to see the server certificate. Here is what did on Google Chrome to see details of the server certificate.

1. Run Google Chrome and go to https://login.yahoo.com and wait for the log in page to be displayed.

2. Click the lock icon at the left side of the URL address area. The page security dialog box shows up.

3. Click the "Connection" tab. The connection security information is displayed.

4. Click the "Certificate information" link. The Certificate dialog box shows up. The General tab tells me this information:

This certificate is intended for the following purpose(s): 
 - Ensure the identity of a remote computer
 - Proves your identify to a remote computer

Issued to: *.login.yahoo.com

Issued by: VeriSign Class 3 Secure Server CA - G3

Valid from 4/7/2014 to 4/9/2015

Cool. Now I see a real server certificate for commercial uses. The picture below shows you steps to see the certificate:

Certificate General View - Google Chrome 40
Viewing Server Certificate on Chrome 40

Last update: 2015.

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 IE (Internet Explorer)

 Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Windows Certificate Stores and Console

 .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

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 Outdated: Viewing Server Certificate in Firefox 35

 Outdated: Viewing Pre-Installed Certificates in Firefox 35

 Outdated: Firefox 35 Displaying Certificate Error Page

 Outdated: Adding Security Exception in Firefox 35

 Outdated: Windows XP Component "Update Root Certificates"

 Outdated: Creating Certificates Console on Windows XP

 Outdated: Applying Digital Signatures with Word 2007

 OutDated: Creating a Digital ID and Sign Word Documents

 OUtdated: Viewing Digital ID Created by MS Word

 Outdated: Obtaining a Trial Digital ID from ARX CoSign

 Outdated: Viewing Digital ID Obtained from ARX CoSign

 Outdated: Windows XP Component - Removing "Update Root Certificates"

 Outdated: IE 8 Displaying Certificate Error Page

 Outdated: IE 8 Displaying Certificate Error Icon

 Outdated: Viewing Certificate Path Validation Error in IE 8

 Outdated: Importing Root Certificate from a File to IE 8

 References

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