CipherAlgorithm Property

SslStream.CipherAlgorithm Property

Gets a value that identifies the bulk encryption algorithm used by this SslStream.

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

public virtual CipherAlgorithmType CipherAlgorithm { get; }


The CipherAlgorithm property was accessed before the completion of the authentication process or the authentication process failed.

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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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