How to Clear SSL

by Ashley KurzUpdated September 28, 2017
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Each time you visit a secure website, the website and your computer share information to verify your identity through a certificate that is stored on your computer. This is referred to as the Secured Sockets Layer Cache (SSL). If you use Firefox, the SSL is not stored in a cache, but the certificates from all secured websites that you visit remain stored on your Internet Explorer browser in the SSL until you restart your computer. You can clear the SSL cache without restarting your computer.

Open Internet Explorer from your Start menu or desktop shortcut.

Click on the word "Tools" at the top of the Internet Explorer browser window.

Choose "Internet Options" from the drop-down menu.

Click on the "Content" tab within the Internet Options window.

Click in the "Clear SSL State" button.

Click "OK" to close the window.


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Ashley Kurz, a full-time professional writer since 2009, publishes on various informational websites. An expert in the craft field specializing in craft-related topics, Kurz has taught arts and crafts for group therapy sessions.

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