Online SSL Checker tool

About our SSL checker tool

The free online SSL checker tool helps you learn more about SSL certificates on a specific domain. The SSL certificate checker verifies the SSL certificate's common name, issuer, validity dates, and other information. It also verifies that the certificate is trusted by a third-party Certificate Authority (CA). The check may also include a CRL check to ensure that the certificates have not been revoked.

For starters, what is an SSL certificate?

In simple words, SSL keeps internet connections safe and stops criminals from reading or altering the information transferred across two different systems. If you notice the padlock icon beside your URL's address in the bar at the top, it signifies that SSL safeguards the website you're visiting.

How to tell if a site has SSL?

There are two methods to determine if your site is secure.

1. A secure URL must begin with "HTTPS" instead of "HTTP." In addition, the "s" within "HTTPS" signifies security, meaning that the website is using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate. This ensures that all communication and data are secured during the transfer between your browser and the website server.

2. The lock symbol and the associated URL containing "HTTPS" means that your connection to the browser and server is secure and crucial. It protects other users from listening to or intercepting your communications from your computer to the site's server. 

How do I view the SSL certificate in the browser?

Firstly, visit any SSL-enabled site and click on the padlock icon beside the URL. Then, click on "Details" or the "Details" button. A pop-up will appear on the screen with CA details, the security protocol, and the hashing algorithm used. Click to open Certificate Information to get more information about the certificate.

What are the types of SSL certificates?

SSL certificates are used to verify the authenticity of a website and establish an encrypted connection between the website server and the browser. Different types of SSL certificates are available, each with distinctive applications and benefits. Three categories are recognized of SSL certificate types of authentication:

  • Extended Validation (EV)
  • Organization Validation (OV)
  • Domain Validation (DV)

How to get an SSL certificate?

The process of installing the SSL certificate is dependent on the service provider you bought it from. Particular providers can streamline the process or handle the installation for you if required to install the certificate manually. 

Check SSL information with our SSL certificate checker

Follow the given steps to check SSL information online.

  1. Click our SSL lookup tool or SSL checker tool.
  2. Input the URL into the provided box and click on the submit button.
  3. The program will analyze your query and give you results, including the country, organization, common name, SSL issued date, SSL expiration date, etc.

Do SSL certificates expire?

SSL Certificate indeed expires after the validity period, usually between 1- 2 years. Whether you purchase your certificate from a Certificate Authority or any Reseller, the validity time remains the same.

How do I know if my SSL is expired?

To determine whether an SSL certificate is valid for the website of your choice, you have to follow two easy steps. First, determine whether the site's address starts with HTTPS, which means it has been issued an SSL certificate. Then, click the padlock icon in the address bar to review all the details related to this certificate.

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