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  • Verify your SSL, TLS & Ciphers implementation.

    SSL verification is necessary to ensure your certificate parameters are as expected. There are multiple ways to check the SSL certificate; however, testing through an online tool provides you with much useful information listed below.

    This also helps you in finding any issues in advance instead of user complaining about them. Having misconfigured SSL/TLS can lead your website to vulnerable, so check out following online tools to find out if something wrong.

    SSL Labs

    SSL Labs by Qualys is one of the most popular SSL testing tools to check all latest vulnerability & misconfiguration. Ex:

    • Certificate issuer, validity, algorithm used to sign
    • Protocol details, cipher suites, handshake simulation

    Test results provide detailed technical information; advisable to use for system administrator, auditor, web security engineer to know and fix for any weak parameters.

    SSL Checker

    SSL Checker let you quickly identify if a chain certificate is implemented correctly. Great idea to proactively test after SSL cert implementation to ensure chain certificate is not broken.

    SSL Store got some other tool which might be useful like:

    • CSR Decoder – view the CSR to ensure provided information like CN, OU, O, etc. is correct.
    • SSL Converter – very handy if you need to convert your existing certificate in a different format.

    Geekflare

    That’s right. Geekflare got two SSL/TLS related tools.

    TLS Test – quickly find out which TLS protocol version is supported. As you can see, the tool is capable of testing the latest TLS 1.3 as well.

    TLS Scanner – detailed testing to find out the common misconfiguration and vulnerabilities.

    The results contain the following.

    • Supported protocol along with their version
    • Server preference for the handshake
    • Vulnerabilities test like heart bleed, Ticketbleed, ROBOT, CRIME, BREACH, POODLE, DROWN, LOGJAM, BEAST, LUCKY13, RC4, and a  lot more.
    • Certificate details

    Geekflare TLS scanner would be a great alternative to SSL Labs.

    Wormly

    Web Server Tester by Wormly check for more than 65 metrics and give you a status of each including overall scores. The report contains certificate overview (CN, Expiry details, Trust chain), Encryption Ciphers details, Public key size, Secure Renegotiation, Protocols like SSLv3/v2, TLSv1/1.2.

    DigiCert

    DigiCert SSL Installation Diagnostics Tool is another fantastic tool to provide you DNS resolves IP address, Certificate details including Issuer, Serial number, key length, signature algorithm, SSL cipher supported by the server and expiry details.

    It’s useful if you are looking to verify what all ciphers your server supports.

    SSL Server Security Test

    Useful tool by High-Tech Bridge to perform scan against your https URL and provide in-depth technical information with an option to download the report in PDF format.

    • PCI DSS Compatibility
    • NIST Guidelines Compatibility
    • DH Size
    • Supported Protocols
    • Supported Ciphers
    • TLS Fallback
    • Renegotiation Support
    • Preferred Cipher Suites
    • Third-Party Content

    HowsMySSL

    This is different. It scans the client (browser) and gives you status on various checks like:

    • Supported Protocol Version
    • Compression
    • Session Ticker Support
    • Cipher Supported

    To test the client, just access the HowsMySSL from a browser.

    SSL Checker

    SSL Checker by SSL Shopper help you to check certificate issuer, expiry details & chain implementation. This can be handy to visualize the chain cert implementation.

    Observatory

    Observatory by Mozilla checks various metrics like TLS cipher details, certificate details, OWASP recommended secure headers, and more.

    It also has an option to show third-party scan results from SSL Labs, ImmuniWeb, HSTS Preload, Secure Headers, and CryptCheck.

    CryptCheck

    CryptCheck quickly scans the given site and show score for protocol, key exchange, and cipher. You get detailed cipher suites details so can be handy if you are troubleshooting or validating ciphers.

    Conclusion

    I hope the above listed free online tool is sufficient to validate the SSL certificate parameter and gives useful technical information for auditing to keep the web application secure. If you are looking to learn in-depth about SSL/TLS operations, then check out these Udemy courses.