Verifying 128 bit encryption in external link for internet explorer

Posted on 2009-04-23
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
I'm testing an application which is acessed through internet explorer.  When external links are selected, I need to verify that the links have 128 bit encryption.

Is there a way in internet explorer to have it show the level of encryption of a website that is currently being accessed?

Thanks experts!!!

Question by:bdfallon
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    Expert Comment

    by:Tapan Pattanaik
    hi bdfallon,
                    check this one

      1.   In Internet Explorer, on the Help menu, click About Internet Explorer
       2. The level of encryption on your computer appears next to the words Cipher Strength. Verify that the Cipher Strength value appears as 128-bit

    Author Comment

    Tapanpattanaik, I believe this shows the level of encryption that IE is capable of acheiving, but I need to know the actual level of encryption on a website being accessed.
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    by:Tapan Pattanaik
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    1. The internet address presently showing in your web
       browser's address bar should read:

    2. Within the address bar, on the far right hand side,
       and/or near the lower right hand corner, of the
       browser status bar (if it's enabled), an icon
       of a closed padlock should be displayed.

    3. The closed padlock denotes that you are within an
       encrypted web page.

    4. Within  Internet Explorer, users can find out a Web site's encryption level: -

     Go to the Web site you want to check. - Right-click on the Web site's page and select Properties. - Click the Certificates button

    5. The dialog box should state the encryption level. Given this is not immediately displayed, click on    each tab of this dialog box, until the encryption level note is found.

    Author Comment

    Fantastic, thanks tapanpattanaik!!!

    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you very much.

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