Set Chrome To Check For Certificate Revocation

This is very surprising that Google Chrome browser doesn’t check for SSL certificate revocation by default. This setting is turned off by default, and users need to turn on it manually from the Chrome’s Settings page.

Considering threats like Heartbleed, it is highly recommended to turn on the automatic certificate revocation check on your Chrome installation and Chromebook.


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To enable 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 …” link. Now move to the HTTPS/SSL settings and check the box next to the option “Check for server certificate revocation”, as shown in the above screenshot.

(Thanks @knarphie for the tip)

Related: Security certification revocation awareness test for Android browsers


Posted by Arpit Kumar

Arpit Kumar is a web enthusiast watching browsers for long. He maintains several browser-based tools including many popular extensions. Follow Arpit on Twitter, or email him at
Post last updated on April 9, 2014.

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1 Response

  1. Andrew says:

    Thanks for the info, but how can I enable this setting on Chrome for Android or the native android browser?

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