Viewing Server Certificate with Chrome on Android Phone

This section provides a tutorial example on how to view server certificate details when visiting an 'https' Website in Chrome on Android Phone.

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 Chrome to see details of the server certificate.

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.

*.facebook.com

ISSUED TO
Common Name (CN) *.facebook.com
Organization (O) Facebook, Inc.
Serial Number: 0C:AF:C8:...

ISSUED BY
Common Name (CN) DigitCert SHA2 High Assurance Server CA
Organization (O) DigiCert Inc
Organization Unit (OU): www.digicert.com

...

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

Viewing Server Certificate with Chrome on Android Phone
Viewing Server Certificate 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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