How do I refresh SSL certificate in browser?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

To refresh or clear the SSL certificate cache in the Chrome browser, you can follow these steps:

1. Start by opening Chrome and clicking on the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner of the browser window.

2. From the dropdown menu that appears, select “Settings”. This will open the Chrome settings page.

3. Scroll down to the bottom of the settings page and click on the “Advanced” option. This will expand the advanced settings options.

4. Again, scroll down until you find the “Privacy and security” section. Within this section, click on “Clear browsing data”.

5. A new window will open with various options for clearing browsing data. Ensure that the “Browsing history” and “Cached images and files” options are selected.

6. You can also choose the time range for which you want to clear the data. If you want to clear all SSL certificates, select “All time”.

7. Once you have made the desired selections, click on the “Clear data” button. Chrome will then clear the SSL certificate cache and any other selected data.

In addition to clearing the SSL certificate cache in Chrome, you can also try clearing the SSL state in the Windows operating system. Here’s how:

1. Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.

2. Type “inetcpl.cpl” (without quotes) and press Enter. This will open the Internet Properties window.

3. In the Internet Properties window, click on the “Content” tab.

4. Under the Certificates section, click on the “Clear SSL state” button.

5. A confirmation dialog box will appear. Click on “OK” to proceed with clearing the SSL state.

6. After clearing the SSL state, click on “Apply” and then “OK” to save the changes.

Clearing the SSL state in Windows can help resolve any issues related to cached SSL certificates that may be affecting multiple browsers on your system.

Remember, clearing the SSL certificate cache will remove any stored certificates, and you may need to re-enter passwords or accept security warnings for websites that you visit regularly.