display SSL certificate

Posted on 2005-04-18
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
Is there a way in javascript to display the SSL certificate, same as if you double-clicked the little gold padlock at the bottom right of IE?

Our webapp runs under SSL with a Verisign cert, but the problem is that most of the app runs inside chromeless windows with no status bar (for security reasons), so the gold padlock is never visible, and I want a way to prove to users that we're running SSL with a valid cert.
Question by:SweatCoder
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    Accepted Solution

    No, not with javascript, you could open a new non-chromless window from any page that could show the SSL, or inform the user to look at the URL ( right click, go to properties ) so they can see the HTTPS, but other than that, this isn't something javascript can do
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    ok, then is there a way for js to autopop the page properties, as if right-clicking on page, Properties? i'm thinking of a little icon that, when clicked, would do this. many of our users won't know to look at page properties for proof of SSL.
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    Expert Comment

    >>> no status bar (for security reasons)

    If your "security reasons" are hidding links, then:

    1. it's impossible
    2. you can find another way "to hide" links.

    I would say better use popup with statusbar.

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