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Verifying 128 bit encryption in external link for internet explorer

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!!!

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Tapan PattanaikSenior EngineerCommented:
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
bdfallonAuthor Commented:
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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Tapan PattanaikSenior EngineerCommented:

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.
bdfallonAuthor Commented:
Fantastic, thanks tapanpattanaik!!!
bdfallonAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much.

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