First connection to ssl enabled website takes 10 seconds

Last update: 4 August 2017

First connection to ssl enabled website takes 10 seconds

Summary

The connection to a service that is secured secured with SSL/TLS (https://) takes up to 10 seconds.

Information

When establishing a connection to a site secured with SSL/TLS, some browsers verify the sites certificates for revocation by querying the issuing certificate authority.

When the connection to the revocation list is not possible, for example due to a firewall, the connection is held for about 10 seconds until a timeout is triggered

Solution

Ensure that browsers that verify certificates against revocation lists are able to connect to the certificate authorities in question

Applies to

  • All Fabasoft products

when using a secured connection and a browser that verifies certificate revocations.

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