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Not clearing OS certificate cache - ash - 10-25-2012 06:21 PM

Hi,

Is it possible not to clear OS certificate cache while performing test?

When I run my test case with WPT it reports longer times then IE alone measured with stop watch.

Is certificate revocation list verified every time after restarting IE? I guess there is some overhead while testing with WPT that is not noticeable in real use. Maybe this is the reason.


RE: Not clearing OS certificate cache - pmeenan - 10-25-2012 11:16 PM

Right now it is hard-coded and not available to be bypassed. The repeat view runs should not have the certificate cache cleared, just the first view runs (which should be the same for a real first view where the user has never seen your certs before). Shared certs like Google and Facebook are a little fuzzier.

I could potentially add a setting that let you keep the cert cache between runs but there would still be a hit on the first run and Chrome and Firefox would still have theirs cleared out between runs.


RE: Not clearing OS certificate cache - ash - 10-25-2012 11:34 PM

Thanks for the response.

It is OK for me to know that cache is not being cleared before repeat view.