Visiting "https" Website with Chrome on Android Phone

This section provides a tutorial example on how to visit an HTTPS Website with Chrome on Android phone.

If you are using an Android phone, you probably spend lots of time with Chrome browser visiting Websites. So let's how Chrome on Android phone works with Websites that support the HTTPS protocol.

1. Run Chrome on your Android phone and enter "facebook.com" in the address area. The Facebook home page is displayed.

2. Look at the Website address area. You will see that a lock icon is displayed next to the address.

3. Tap on the lock icon, Information about the HTTPS connection is displayed.

Connection is secure

Your information (for example, passwords or credit
card numbers) is private when it is sent to this site.

Lock icon in the Web address area indicates that this page is secured with the HTTPS protocol. However, Chrome does not offer any function to let you view the details of the certificate used by server. You have to trust Chrome that it will validate the server certificate and use it encrypt all data exchanged between you and the server.

Chrome Showing Lock Icon on HTTPS Address
Chrome Showing Lock Icon on HTTPS Address

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

 Full Version in PDF/EPUB