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Even if SSL-certificate of site has Organisation Validation with verified name of site's owner, Page Info does not list this owner's name; why not?

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An SSL-certificate of a web site may be issued with "Organisation Validation", whereby the issuing authority verified that the corresponding site indeed is owned by the named organisation. The name of this organisation is then contained in the certificate.

Unfortunately, "Page Info" of such a site will show "This web site does not supply ownership information.", you need to continue to "View Certificate" to see the name of the owner organisation. I think "Page Info" can and should present the name of the owner.

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HI jwvanooijen, I understand that you are suggesting that the "Page Info" page should show the name and owner of the issuer of the cert before the view certificate page. Please leave this feedback for the developers as well. You may submit feedback directly to the Advocacy team through the following page:

The User Advocacy team reviews all feedback and reports on the findings to the product teams and relevant parties, helping to influence and shape our products.

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There is normally such data in the doorhanger that opens if you click the "Site Identity Button" (globe/padlock) on the location/address bar, at least with EV. I don't think that I've ever seen a website with an OV (Organization Validation) certificate, so I don't know how Firefox behaves.

If you can post a link then we can check this out.

You can look at this extension to see if that give the info you need:

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hi guigs and cor-el,

thanks. I described the problem more extensively on the feedback page.

The padlock pop-up should show the name of the organisation (the owner) of the SSL certificate, not just the CA that issued the certificate. Also, the "Page Info" page should show this owner instead of "This web site does not supply ownership information.".

The CA that issued the OV certificate verified that the organisation is indeed the owner of the web site (the essence of OV=Organisation Validation). The name of this owner is inside the certificate.

With its pop-up, the SSleuth add-on does supply correctly the name of the organisation the OV certificate was issued to.