These are **few ways** (not comprehensive) to **prove** that your application is **encrypting information**:

 1. [SSL Labs][1] has a web application to test your web application's **SSL implementation**


 2. In your web browser, sites secured with HTTPS will show a **green lock** next to the URL like so:
 [![a picture that shows the green lock icon next to the URL for][2]][2] 

If you need more details, or better proof that your certificate is working other than the green lock, click that lock, show details, and you'll see something like this (in Chrome for this example):

[![details that describe the certificate is encrypting your connection and working properly][3]][3]

This will give you all the dirty little details you need to verify that your certificate is working as expected. 


 3. Fire up **Wireshark**, or a packet sniffer/analyzer of your choice, then **run some data** through your application that **should be encrypted** (login, submit a form etc...). Find the **packet**, follow the **TCP stream**, and check to ensure nothing is transmitted in **plain-text**.