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Browsers' compatibility with SHA256-signed SSL certificates

The purpose of this chart is to help you select the SSL certificate which matches your technical needs. Independently of price or brand!

This chart only considers RSA certificates signed in SHA256 (ECC certificates are not taken into account in this chart).

Certification authority recognized by the browser and setup a native level cipherment unless otherwise specified.

Certification Authority not recognized by the browser.

The behavior is specific or unknown.

40-bit native encryption. Concerns 10 years old browsers (recent browsers give priority to 128-bit or higher encryption).

2048-bit SSL compatibility with office browsers

THAWTEThawte TBS X509TBS X509 GLOBALSIGNGlobalSign SYMANTECSymantec GEOTRUSTGeotrust CERTIGNACertigna
Offer ssl
wssl
  • (1)
    • Thawte Wildcard certificates are not recognized by Internet Explorer with Windows 95 & 98 (see FAQ)

sslev
All All global
  • (3)
    • Changed root on October 10th, 2010 (see FAQ)

secureev
globalev
vswild
secure
  • (2)
    • Changed root on May 17th, 2009. (see FAQ) and then on October 10th, 2010 (see FAQ)
truebiz
tbidev
certiRGS
COMODOComodo
All
POSITIVE SSLPositive SSL
All
root see see see see see see see
compatibility TEST → TEST → TEST → TEST →
all operating system
Firefox
18+ +EV +EV
+EV +EV +EV
15 - 17 +EV +EV +EV +EV +EV
3.5 - 14 +EV +EV
  • (4)
    • Firefox and by-products may encounter loop issue when checking SSL certificates. See FAQ
+EV +EV +EV
3.0.2 - 3.4 +EV +EV
  • (4)
    • Firefox and by-products may encounter loop issue when checking SSL certificates. See FAQ
+EV +EV +EV
3 - 3.0.1 +EV +EV
  • (4)
    • Firefox and by-products may encounter loop issue when checking SSL certificates. See FAQ
+EV +EV
1.5 - 2.0.0.14
  • (4)
    • Firefox and by-products may encounter loop issue when checking SSL certificates. See FAQ
0.1 - 1.0.8
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Google Chrome
+EV +EV
  • (5)
    • Only from the XP SP3 version of Windows and the 10.5 version of Mac
+EV +EV +EV
  • (5)
    • Only from the XP SP3 version of Windows and the 10.5 version of Mac
Opera
9.5 - 12 +EV +EV +EV +EV +EV
9.26 - 9.27
9 - 9.25
8 - 8.54
7.02 - 7.54
7.0 - 7.01
5.12 - 6.10
3 - 5.11
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J2RE
1.6.0 - 1.7
1.5.0 - 1.5.0_13
1.4.2_06 - 1.4.2_19
1.4.2_03 - 1.4.2_05
1.4.1
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Seamonkey
2.0 - 2.17 +EV +EV
  • (4)
    • Firefox and by-products may encounter loop issue when checking SSL certificates. See FAQ
+EV +EV +EV
1.1.18
  • (4)
    • Firefox and by-products may encounter loop issue when checking SSL certificates. See FAQ
1.0 - 1.1.17
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Camino
2.0+
  • (4)
    • Firefox and by-products may encounter loop issue when checking SSL certificates. See FAQ
1.6.9 - 1.6.11
  • (4)
    • Firefox and by-products may encounter loop issue when checking SSL certificates. See FAQ
1.0 - 1.6.8
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Mozilla
1.5 - 1.7.13
  • (4)
    • Firefox and by-products may encounter loop issue when checking SSL certificates. See FAQ
1 - 1.4
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Netscape
8+
7.1 - 7.2
6 - 7.0.2
4.77 - 4.8
4.72 - 4.76
4.6 - 4.7
4.51
2 - 4.5
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Windows
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Edge
  • (7)
    • Only under Seven, Vista and XP SP3
+EV +EV +EV +EV +EV
7.0 - 11.0
  • (7)
    • Only under Seven, Vista and XP SP3
+EV +EV +EV +EV +EV
6.0 - 7.0b2
5.5 - 5.6
5.01
4.01 - 5.0
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Netscape
8 - 9.0.0.6
Mac
Microsoft Internet Explorer
5.1 - 5.2.1
5.0
4.0 - 4.5
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SAFARI
3.2+
  • (6)
    • Only from the 10.5 version of Mac
+EV +EV +EV +EV +EV
3.0 - 3.1.2
  • (6)
    • Only from the 10.5 version of Mac
1.2 - 2.0.4
1.0 - 1.1
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Linux
CA-Certificates
20080411+
20050518 - 20070303
20031007 - 20040809
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(1): Thawte Wildcard certificates are not recognized by Internet Explorer with Windows 95 & 98 (see FAQ)
(2): Changed root on May 17th, 2009. (see FAQ) and then on October 10th, 2010 (see FAQ).
(3): Changed root on October 10th, 2010 (see FAQ)
(4): Firefox and by-products may encounter loop issue when checking SSL certificates. See FAQ
(5): Only from the XP SP3 version of Windows and the 10.5 version of Mac
(6): Only from the 10.5 version of Mac
(7): Only under Seven, Vista and XP SP3

SSL Compatibility with mobile tools

THAWTEThawte TBS X509TBS X509 GLOBALSIGNGlobalSign SYMANTECSymantec GEOTRUSTGeotrust CERTIGNACertigna
Offer ssl
wssl
  • (1)
    • Thawte Wildcard certificates are not recognized by Internet Explorer with Windows 95 & 98 (see FAQ)

sslev
All All global
  • (3)
    • Changed root on October 10th, 2010 (see FAQ)

secureev
globalev
vswild
secure
  • (2)
    • Changed root on May 17th, 2009. (see FAQ) and then on October 10th, 2010 (see FAQ)
truebiz
tbidev
certiRGS
COMODOComodo
All
POSITIVE SSLPositive SSL
All
root see see see see see see see
compatibility TEST → TEST → TEST → TEST →
Apple
iOS 5.1.1 - iOS 9+ +EV +EV +EV +EV +EV
iOS 3.x - iOS 5 +EV +EV +EV +EV
iOS 1.x - iOS 2.x
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Windows Mobile
Windows Phone 8+
Windows Phone 7
WM 6.5
WM CE6
WM CE5
WM 2003
WM 2002
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Playstation
Netfront 3.5
Netfront 3.4
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BlackBerry
OS 5+
OS 4.5.1+
OS 4.3+
OS 4.2.1
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Android
4.1.2 - 4.3+
2.3 - 4.1.1
2.2
1.6 - 2.1
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all operating system
Palm WebOS
Palm OS
Opera Mini 4.2+
Opera Mini 4.1+ & 3.0-3.1
Nokia Symbian 9.2+
Nokia Symbian 9.1 (tested E61)
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