Extended Validation Certification to Be Removed from Both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox

Google and Firefox have been using an EV (Extended Validation: an example) certificate to help users prove that the website owner has a legal entity and has a certification authority key that has been issued by EV certificates. In short, this is a green padlock in the address bar that helps the user determines if the link address is authentic. However, a few days back, Google Chromium team clearly stated that they will no longer use an EV certificate because they feel it has failed to fulfill its purpose and most of the users don’t even notice that the EV certificate exist.

The main purpose of the EV certificate is that the companies use extension validation certificate in order to guarantee its users that the data they might provide i.e. personal information, credit card information or overall information is completely encrypted and the website has the certification for processing of this sensitive information. A certification is added on the address bar but according to Google, so far it has failed to serve its purpose. Recently Google announced that they will remove the Extension validation certificate and following their footsteps now Firefox has also come forward to announce that their search browser will also no longer display the EV certificate. Firefox has clearly explained that they have been thinking about the removal of the EV certificate and if it was effective for their users in any way. Also, they have also been thinking if the removal of the EV certificate will affect the users' experience and they have finally come to the conclusion that most of their users don’t even notice the EV certificate and it has no real value.


Apart from the fact that the EV certificate occupies too much space on address bar, most of the users don’t see it and this just means it serves as just a few additional letters that occupy the space. According to experts Google and Firefox have taken a valid decision and removal of the EV certificate will not affect the user experience because most of the users either ignore the presence of the EV certification or they don’t encounter it only daily basis. However, in case the user relies on the extension verification certification for their work, it is better to look for an alternative way to cater to this problem.



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