CipherStrength Property

SslStream.CipherStrength Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets a value that identifies the strength of the cipher algorithm used by this SslStream.

Namespace: System.Net.Security
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

public virtual int CipherStrength { get; }
/** @property */
public int get_CipherStrength ()

public function get CipherStrength () : int

Property Value

An Int32 value that specifies the strength of the algorithm, in bits.

The value of this property is zero until the authentication occurs.

This property returns one of the following values:

  • 0

  • 40

  • 56

  • 80

  • 128

  • 168

  • 192

  • 256

The following code example displays the cryptography settings for the specified stream.

static void DisplaySecurityLevel(SslStream stream)
   Console.WriteLine("Cipher: {0} strength {1}", stream.CipherAlgorithm, stream.CipherStrength);
   Console.WriteLine("Hash: {0} strength {1}", stream.HashAlgorithm, stream.HashStrength);
   Console.WriteLine("Key exchange: {0} strength {1}", stream.KeyExchangeAlgorithm, stream.KeyExchangeStrength);
   Console.WriteLine("Protocol: {0}", stream.SslProtocol);

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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