Your browser will display visual cues to let you know whether you are on a secure connection. You should not enter any personal information on an unsecured connection.
The most common browser cue is the lock image to the right of the address bar at the top of the browser window (or in the lower right corner for Firefox) to indicate a secure connection. The chart below provides details on the most common browsers' use of the image.
|Browser||Secure Connection||Non-Secure Connection|
|Mozilla Firefox (version 32 or later)||No Lock|
|Microsoft Internet Explorer (current version*)||No Lock|
|Google Chrome (version 45 or later)||No Lock|
|Apple Safari (version 9 or later)||No Lock|
*See Microsoft's Lifecycle Support policy for Internet Explorer for more information about supported versions.
To view the encryption certificate, click on the image of the closed lock or the solid key on the bottom bar of your browser window. A small frame displaying site security information will appear.
For additional information on your browser's cues, refer to the browser's Help section.