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Online Tests of SSL/TLS Configurations (submit website to check)

CryptCheck – /

DigiCert –

Hardenize –

Immuniweb –

Mozilla Observatory –

Scanigma –

SSL Checker –

SSL Labs –

SSLyze –

TestSSL –

Wormly –

Actalis –

Browser / Client Testing

BadSSL – (numerous scenarios to use to test how your browser reacts)

How’s My SSL –

SSL Labs –

Check for Bad Private Keys

Hanno Boeck‘s Tool –

ROCA Vulnerability –

CVE-2008-0166 – provides a generator that runs on modern 64-bit Linux systems and provides complete sets of pregenerated keys for the most common RSA key sizes

Debian Weak Keys – provides a generator, for a subset of the parameters listed above, that can take advantage of a computer cluster

Check Certificates and CSRs (Searches and Decoders) - [sha256 hash of certificate] – (billions of certificates)

GoDaddy Certificate and CSR Decoders – /

Mozilla Certsplainer – (Shows certificate information and shows path to root certificate (requires certificate PEM file))

Mozilla EV certificate checker – (requires certificate PEM and EV OID)

Sectigo –

CA Information

Status of each CA’s three test websites –

Status of CAs’ CCADB reporting compliance –

CA Misissuance

Coming soon

Revocation Checking

Revocation Checker –

Certificate Tools OCSP Checker –

OCSP Watch –

Linting Software

  • pkilint - Opensource linting framework for documents that are encoded using ASN.1 (coverage includes PKIX, S/MIME BR, TLS BR, CRL and OCSP response, etc.) -
  • ZLint - Opensource X.509 certificate linter written in Go that checks for consistency with standards (e.g. RFC 5280) and other relevant PKI requirements (e.g. CA/Browser Forum Baseline Requirements) -

Offline, Downloadable Tools

OpenSSL –

How to check OCSP using OpenSSL –

OWASP SSL advanced forensic tool (O-Saft)

ASN.1 Viewers –

Mozilla SSL/TLS Configuration Generator for Servers (Apache, nginx, etc.) –

SSL Labs: SSL and TLS Deployment Best Practices –

OWASP TLS Cheat Sheet –

Latest releases
Code Signing Requirements
v3.7 - Mar 4, 2024

S/MIME Requirements
v1.0.4 - Ballot SMC06 - May 11, 2024

Ballot SMC06: Post implementation clarification and corrections

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