How do I download a certificate from a website?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

To download a certificate from a website using Google Chrome, follow these steps:

1. Open Google Chrome and navigate to the website from which you want to download the certificate.

2. Look for the Secure button in the address bar. It usually appears as a padlock icon. Click on it to open a drop-down menu.

3. In the drop-down menu, you will see an option called Certificate (Valid). Click on it.

4. A new window will open displaying the details of the SSL certificate. Make sure you are on the Details tab.

5. In the details window, you will find a button labeled Copy to File… Click on it to start the Certificate Export Wizard.

6. The Certificate Export Wizard will guide you through the process of exporting the certificate. Click the Next button to proceed.

7. On the next screen, you will be asked to choose the format for the exported certificate. Select the option “Base-64 encoded X.509 (.CER)” and click Next.

8. Choose the location where you want to save the certificate file and provide a name for it. Then, click the Next button.

9. click the Finish button to complete the export process.

10. You have successfully downloaded the SSL certificate from the website. The certificate file will be saved in the location you specified in the previous step.

It is worth noting that this process is specific to Google Chrome and may vary slightly in other web browsers. Additionally, downloading a website’s SSL certificate can be useful for various purposes, such as verifying the authenticity of the website or using it for troubleshooting network issues.

Personal experience: I have used this method several times when working on web development projects or troubleshooting SSL-related issues. It is a straightforward process that allows you to obtain the SSL certificate quickly and easily.