Visiting "https" Website with Google Chrome

This section describes how Google Chrome shows a lock icon when you visit an 'https' Website to indicate that the communication is secured with data encryption.

As I mentioned earlier in the book, Web browsers play very important roles in using HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) to secure Web communications. Now let's see how Google Chrome, as a major Web browser, supports HTTPS.

1. Run Google Chrome and go to Yahoo home page at www.yahoo.com.

2. Click "Mail" in the Yahoo side menu.

3. After Google Chrome finishing displaying the login page, look at the left side of the URL address box. You will see a lock icon displayed next to the address:

Lock Icon on HTTPS Address - Google Chrome
Google Chrome Showing Lock Icon on HTTPS Address

What happened here was:

The lock icon at the left side of the URL address indicates that this page is secured with HTTPS. If you click the lock icon, Chrome will provide you more security related information for this page. See next sections for more details.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

 Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

Using HTTPS with Google Chrome

Visiting "https" Website with Google Chrome

 Viewing Server Certificate in Google Chrome

 Viewing Server Certificate Path in Google Chrome

 Exporting Server Certificate to File in Google Chrome

 Viewing Trusted Root CA Certificates in Google Chrome

 Listing of Trusted Root CA in Google Chrome

 Exporting Root Certificate to File from Google Chrome

 Deleting Root CA Certificates from Google Chrome

 Google Chrome Shares Windows PKI with IE

 Using HTTPS with Mozilla Firefox

 HTTPS with Microsoft Edge

 Using HTTPS with Apple Safari

 HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer)

 Android and Server Certificate

 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