This article describes how to clear the SSL state for several popular web browsers.
Web browsers cache SSL certificates to speed up the browsing experience. Normally, this is not a problem. However, when you are developing pages for your web site or installing a new certificate, the browser's SSL state can get in the way. For example, you might not see the padlock icon in the browser's address bar after you install a new SSL certificate.
To clear the SSL state, follow the appropriate procedure below for your web browser.
To clear the SSL state in Firefox, follow these steps:
To clear the SSL state in Microsoft Edge, follow these steps:
To clear the SSL state in Internet Explorer, follow these steps:
You cannot directly clear the SSL state in Google Chrome. Instead, on Microsoft Windows follow these steps:
To clear the SSL state in Opera, follow these steps:
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