i've installed the new OS X Yosemite recently. Now i'm trying to view the TLS Certificate and the Certificate Chain in the new Safari. In the older versions of Safari one just had to click onto the padlock to view the connection properties.

I know, it's all possible by using another Browser, but i like the new Safari ;-)

Best regards, Jonas

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The padlock should still be there

HTTPS connection to Google

and by clicking on it, you get the certificate information as before:

Secure connection information

Clicking on «Show Certificate» gives the details:

Certificate details

  • Well you are right, even though it's kind of hard to hit. Obviously I wasn't able to... Thank you Matteo!
    – Jonas
    Commented Oct 26, 2014 at 19:22
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    Note that URLs with some kind of path won't show the padlock, so you get the padlock only on the base domain. This works pretty bad with sites that redirect, I had to disable javascript to be able to get the padlock on the root domain for some sites. Commented May 13, 2015 at 13:39
  • @GrzegorzAdamHankiewicz Thanks I'll edit the answer although I suppose it is a bug. There are sites, as you said, where there is no way to get the certificate ...
    – Matteo
    Commented May 13, 2015 at 13:49
  • @GrzegorzAdamHankiewicz Where you able to understand when it is shown and when not? For example google.ch/intl/en/about shows a padlock while ethz.ch/de.html not.
    – Matteo
    Commented May 13, 2015 at 13:52
  • Note that this padlock might not show up if the site contains links to insecure content or assets (like images, stylesheets or scripts). Use ⌥⌘C to open the Error Console. Commented Apr 6, 2016 at 11:05

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