If I attempt to connect to an HTTPS site with a certificate problem, Google Chrome displays the following:

Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information...

It then offers ADVANCED and Back to safety options. Clicking on ADVANCED allows me to:

Proceed to highly.suspicious.server.com (unsafe)

Question: How do I examine the server's certificate before I visit the website?


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Here's how you view the certificate:

  1. Click the lock sign (it should have a red "x") in the address bar.

EDIT to Roger's request: This icon (which could also be a triangle on other versions of Chrome) is clickable on the warning page itself

  1. Click the "Details" link after this text:"Your connection to this site is not private"

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  1. Click the "View Certificate" button in the new Developer Tools window that opens up.

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