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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:

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Now that functionality seems to be gone; see picture below:

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How can I bring this back? I know I can go into Developer Console -> Security but it's a tad impossible:

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I want to know that i'm seeing the correct certificate (e.g. issuing authority, SHA-1 fingerprint); and that someone isn't attempting to intercept my communications.

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How to do it in Edge

It is possible to view a site's TLS certificate in Microsoft Edge, although it's somewhat tedious:

  • Click the ... option

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  • Click Open with Internet Explorer

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  • Click the 🔒 in the address bar, and select View Certificates

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  • And now you have the details of TLS certificate

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Tedious; although one step shorter than viewing it in Chrome (when DevTools are available).

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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.

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As far as I know the Developer Tools are the only way of showing it without installing a extension from the Chrome Web Store, but if a extension is okay you could use "CertViewer" ("https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/certviewer/dcfpfgpnkmklbdnicbooifodgdekdgie").

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I don't know if there is a way to view the certificate faster in Chrome however, you could bookmark an SSL Checker website like this one:

https://www.sslshopper.com/ssl-checker.html

Like I said, there could be a better way but this is all I know of and is what I use to check important websites before I use them. I hope this helped :)

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