Visiting "https" Website with IE

This section describes how IE (Internet Explorer) shows a lock icon when you visit an 'https' Website to provide you more security related information.

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 IE (Internet Explorer), as a major Web browser, supports HTTPS.

1. Run IE and go to Yahoo home page www.yahoo.com.

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

3. After IE finishing displaying the login page, look at the Website address area. You will see that address starts with "https" and a lock icon is displayed next to the address:

IE Showing Lock Icon on HTTPS Address
IE Showing Lock Icon on HTTPS Address

What happened here was:

Lock icon in the Web address area indicates that this page is secured with HTTPS. If you click the lock icon, IE will provide you more security related information for this page. See next sections for more tutorials.

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)

Visiting "https" Website with IE

 Viewing Server Certificate Details in IE

 Viewing Server Certificate Path in IE

 Installing Server Certificate Permanently in IE

 Viewing Certificates in Certificate Stores in IE

 Listing of Trusted Root CA in IE

 Exporting Certificate to File from IE

 Saving Server Certificate to File with IE

 Deleting Certificates from IE

 IE Supporting Multiple Certificate Paths

 IE Reinstalling Root Certificates Automatically

 Windows Automatic Root Update Mechanism

 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