How To Test SSL Connections

SSL is Secure Sockets Layer and is very commonly made use of by websites for their security protocol system. SSL has been made mandatory for all websites since 2010.

The main task of SSL is to prepare codes for the connection established between your computer system and the websites that you browse over the Internet. A lot of online retailers as well as banks have SSL in the activation mode. This is done so that personal details like credit card number and other identity numbers do not get stolen when you log out of a particular website.

It is important for any user to ensure that the SSL has been activated before giving out personal details over the internet.

You can check whether the website you are browsing has SSL that works in sync with your computer.

Here are Three Ways In Which You Can Do The Test

1. The AFSCME FL test:

•    Go to the Secure Server SSL Connection Test of the website that you want to browse.

•    Open the website page so that the site gets completely loaded in your browser. The webpage will take some time to upload because the website is checking the system for SSL configuration. If you see “Successful” displayed at the top of the web page, it means that your computer system recognizes SSL.

•    Now go to your browser’s navigation bar and key in the test website in the bar. After this, click on the “I Understand the Risks” tab. Next, click on “Add exception”“Get Certificate” and then “Confirm Security Exception” tabs. The website will now be successfully loaded in your browser’s window and you will be able to see the results. These steps are to be followed if your browser is Firefox.

2. Data Consultants Website Test:

•    Go to the Data Consultants webpage.

•    Select the “Test ssl connection” tab. Let the website be loaded on your browser. In case your system has SSL configurations, the webpage will display the result “Your browser established SSL connection with the server”. You will see this message displayed on top of the webpage.

•    Go to the navigation bar of your browser and enter the name of the test website in the bar. Now select the “I Understand the Risks” tab. Next, click on “Add exception” – “Get Certificate” and then “Confirm Security Exception” tabs. The website will now be successfully loaded in your browser’s window and you will be able to see the results. These steps are to be followed if your browser is Firefox.

3. Nettally Website Test:

•    Go to the Nettaly website.

•    Let the website be loaded on your browser. In case your system has SSL configurations, the webpage will display the result “Successful”. You will see this message display on top of the webpage.

•    Go to the navigation bar of your browser and enter the name of the test website in the bar. Now select the “I Understand the Risks” tab. Next, click on “Add exception” – “Get Certificate” and then “Confirm Security Exception” tabs. The website will now be successfully loaded in your browser’s window and you will be able to see the results. These steps are to be followed if your browser is Firefox.



Anubha Pandey