Before somewhere around Chrome 55, I could look at the details of a certificate a website is using by clicking on the Green lock icon. Now that functionality seems to be gone; see picture below.

How can I bring this back? I know I can go into Developer Console -> Security but it's tad bit inconvenient.

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    I spent some time myself looking around in the Chrome UI and not finding any way to view the actual certificate without going to the Security tab in devtools. So I think the answer is, that’s now the only way—there is no longer any way from lock icon or other normal menus to get to “View certificate” and the protocol/key-exchange/cipher details. Commented Dec 27, 2016 at 5:39
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    seeing this now: worst decision ever by google. i can not think of one valid reason why this should be moved somewhere else. mindblowingly stupid. Commented Feb 8, 2017 at 1:20
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    Please vote (star) for the bug at bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=663971 Commented Mar 10, 2017 at 11:01
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    Apparently a future version will have put this back into page info: textslashplain.com/2017/05/02/inspecting-certificates-in-chrome
    – legoscia
    Commented Jun 20, 2017 at 14:06
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    @legoscia bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=663971 confirms this: Re #100: The certificate link will be available by default in a future release.
    – phil294
    Commented Sep 2, 2017 at 4:46

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As of Chrome 60 it is possible to return certificate details under "lock" menu. This option has to be enabled manually by accessing chrome://flags/#show-cert-link.

When you enable it and restart the Chrome, option to view certificate will be visible when you click on lock icon.

Menu with Certificate option

  • This feature seems not to be available on v.65 on Mac OS. Following chrome://flags/#show-cert-link directly lists no results. Likewise, when searching for show-cert-link, no results are listed.
    – razumny
    Commented Apr 11, 2018 at 19:02
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    I cannot say for Mac OS with full certainity but on Mint/Ubuntu and Windows, his behavior now seems to be default and thus this flag is no longer necessary. Commented Apr 12, 2018 at 20:18
  • I could've sworn I didn't have an option to display the certificate info. Thanks, man!
    – razumny
    Commented Apr 15, 2018 at 20:15
  • How about for websites that are not trusted?
    – Melab
    Commented Aug 12, 2021 at 18:09

You can now find this information in Developer Tools. Three Dots Menu > More Tools > Developer Tools, then click the "Security" tab and you'll get a "Security Overview" with a "View certificate" button.

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    This is also the only way now, and has been for quite some time. The "Details" link also lead(s) there.
    – Daniel B
    Commented Jan 1, 2017 at 0:52
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    Starting with Chrome 56 this is the only method
    – xref
    Commented Jan 26, 2017 at 17:06
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    This is actually what the OP already mentioned.
    – Matthias
    Commented Feb 9, 2017 at 13:36
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    F12 for quick open developer tool
    – nguyên
    Commented Feb 18, 2017 at 1:47
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    @AStudentataUniversity It's ⌘⌥I Commented Apr 24, 2017 at 12:12

From that menu, you have to follow below path:

Click on "Customize and control Google Chrome" >> More tools >> Developer tools >> Security >> View Certificate.

Check this screen-shot:

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Simply press F12 >> Security >> View Certificate.

For Mac Users:

⌘ + Option + i
  • When I click Learn More, Chrome simply takes me to this page.
    – tyteen4a03
    Commented Jan 4, 2017 at 1:48
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    This is for the older versions of Google Chrome like v54. Version 56 seems to have changed it.
    – user477799
    Commented Feb 9, 2017 at 15:28

Ctrl+Shift+I brings up Security Overview in Chrome 56.

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    Not entirely correct - it brings up the Developer Tools and shows the last used tab.
    – mbx
    Commented Feb 13, 2017 at 16:25
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    Doesn't work on a mac. Commented Mar 19, 2017 at 8:29
  • Does anything work on a Mac?
    – drew010
    Commented Jul 12, 2017 at 0:11

Not sure why this hasn't been mentioned yet, but you can hit F12 to bring up the developer window, and then switch to the 'Security' tab to view the certificates. May be easier than Ctrl + Shift + I.


I have Chromium 55 on one OS and Chromium 56 on another, so can see the difference. An unwelcome change, but the 'developer tools' tab remembers settings, so all I have to do to check the cert in Chromium 56 is click F12, and then 'View Certificate,' as before.


You can click on the icon to the left of the URL, which is the letter 'i' in a circle. The Details link has an option to view the SSL certificate.

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    As mentioned above, this is what I see when I click on it: imgur.com/a/AE7IC
    – tyteen4a03
    Commented Dec 31, 2016 at 6:11

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