Modified 07 March 2017 by Ian Weatherhogg

Turn on the automatic certificate revocation check on your Google Chrome installation and Chromebook.

Considering threats like the recent Heartbleed bug, it is good practice to set Chrome - at least temporarily - to check the SSL certificate a site is using. Google Chrome browser doesn’t check for SSL certificate revocation by default. However, you can turn it on manually in Settings. Here’s how to do it:

  • Visit Chrome’s Settings page (go to Menu > Settings, or enter chrome://settings/ in the address bar)
  • Scroll to the bottom and click on the “Show advanced settings”
  • Now move to the HTTPS/SSL settings and check the box next to the option “Check for server certificate revocation”