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Q: How do I check certificate expiration dates?

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In Firefox

  1. On Athena, Linux, and Macintosh: open Preferences.
  2. On Windows: open Tools > Options
  3. In the Preferences/Options window, click Advanced, then click View Certificates.
  4. In the Certificate Manager window, you should see your personal certificates listed (if not, click Your Certificates).
    Result: The expiration date is given in the column headed "Expires On".
  5. Close the Certificate Manager window, then click OK in the Preferences/Options window.
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In Internet Explorer

  1. Go to Tools > Internet Options.
  2. Click the Content tab, then click the Certificates button (middle of the window).
  3. In the Certificates window, click the Personal tab.
    Result: Your personal certificates should be listed. The expiration date is given in the column headed "Expiration Date".
  4. Close the Certificates window, then click OK in the Internet Options window.
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In Safari and Chrome on Mac OS

Note: Safari and Chrome store your MIT CA (Certificate Authority) and personal certificate in a file known as a Keychain.

  1. Under your Mac OS X account, go to Applications > Utilities > Keychain Access. If necessary, click Show Keychains in the lower left-hand corner of the Keychain Access window.
  2. In the list of Keychains, click login.
  3. Click My Certificates under Category in the lower left-hand corner of the sidebar.
  4. There should be a certificate under your name listed. The expiration date should be listed to the right.
    Note: There should only be one certificate here. If there are duplicate/expired certificates, please delete them by highlighting and selecting Edit > Delete. You will be prompted to confirm the deletion. Select Delete.
  5. Quit from Keychain Access.
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In Chrome on Windows

  1. Click on the Chrome menu and then proceed to click on Settings.
    Result: Settings will open up in a new tab.
  2. Select Show advanced settings... at the bottom of the page.
  3. Scroll the page to reach HTTPS/SSL and then select Manage certificates...
    Result: Your personal certificate should now be shown with the expiration date in the column headed "Expiration Date"
  4. Select Close in order to save your settings.
    Note: There should only be one certificate here. If there are duplicate/expired certificates, please delete them by highlighting the additional certificate/s and selecting Remove.
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October 16, 2017

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