A Quick Guide on how to view SSL Certificate in Firefox

With the rising number of data breaches and man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks, internet users have got every reason to be concerned about their security. As a result, many users tend to check out a website before providing ultra-confidential information such as credit/debit card details, banking details etc. More than anything, they want to make sure that the website is HTTPS-enabled. Still, many users go a step further and check the SSL certificate details of the website. Such scrutiny and awareness from users is a good sign.

But here arises a problem (as it always does!). Each browser is different, so is the method to view SSL certificates. We have come up with this blog specifically for users who are wondering how to view SSL certificates in Firefox. Checking SSL information in Firefox is an easy and swift process. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about the complexity involved. It will be over before you even know it.

So, how to view SSL in Mozilla Firefox? Let’s find out.

Here’s how you can do it

Step 1. Open any HTTPS-enabled website.

Step 2. Click on the Padlock Icon that you see on the leftmost side of the address bar.

A dropdown as shown in the below image should appear (Image 1). Over there you can see the name of the certificate authority (CA) that has issued the SSL certificate.

ssl certificate authority info in firefox.


Step 3. Now click on the Arrow that you see on the right side of the dropdown.

ssl certificate information in firefox


This will let you view the detailed information of the web site’s SSL certificate. Keep in mind that, this will only work for organization validation (OV) and extended validation (EV) SSL certificates. As far as domain validation (DV) SSL certificates are concerned, this arrow won’t appear. Only the name of the CA would be there.


dv ssl info in firefox

Step 4. Once you click on the arrow, a popup should now be on your screen. This popup displays information about the organization. If you want further information, click on More Information (Image 5) at the bottom of the popup.


view ssl information in firefox

You can see each and every detail of the SSL certificate in the new window that appears. This is what you were looking for, isn’t it? Now get digging and view all information you want to.

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