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    Question Java Control Panel

    While checking the control panel> advanced tab, there were some setting that I don't understand. Internet Explorer has the same settings, they are:
    Use SSL 2.0 (which is checked)
    Use SSL 3.0
    Use TLS 1.0
    Mixed Code (sandboxed vs trusted security verification (which has been enabled).

    I would like the above setting explained (in plain English please). Also if the correct selections have been made. While searching Google, I found some explainations but they were un-informative.

    All help will be appreciated,

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    See if this Wikipedia explanation helps. Basically these are encryption levels. SSL 2.0 is an older protocol, SSL 3.0 is newer and TLS 1.0 is newer still. When going to ecure web pages (you always want to see the HTTPSin the address and the padlock at the end. This indicates the site is secure and uses encryption) depending on the level of encryption you choose, you may or may not be allowed to see the page. I believe this simplistic explanation is correct. Perhaps someone else can explain a bit further.

    Another site trys to explain the differences between SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0.
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    Thanks for the links, now I understand what each one means. That doesn't supply me with answers about which ones to choose. I want to know if I should use SSL 3.0 and uncheck SSL 2.0?
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    Check them all. My understanding is that Explorer and the web site will negotiate on the most secure one to use. Thus is the site supports SSL 2 and 3, and you have them both checked, then it will use 3. However, if you have only 3 checked and the site supports only up to 2, then you cannot connect to the site.

    I recently ran into a situation where I had set my options to use only TLS 1.1 or 1.2 and could no longer connect to my company's VPN server because it supported only 1.0 - checking all three TLS settings fixed that.

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    Yes, mine are all checked in IE 9, and I added checks for all in Java.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafed00d View Post
    Check them all. My understanding is that Explorer and the web site will negotiate on the most secure one to use. Thus is the site supports SSL 2 and 3, and you have them both checked, then it will use 3. However, if you have only 3 checked and the site supports only up to 2, then you cannot connect to the site.

    I recently ran into a situation where I had set my options to use only TLS 1.1 or 1.2 and could no longer connect to my company's VPN server because it supported only 1.0 - checking all three TLS settings fixed that.
    Please explain. You began saying 'check them all' but then you say that if all 3 are checked you can't connect to the site. Which is it, check all 3 or only 2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    Yes, mine are all checked in IE 9, and I added checks for all in Java.
    Thanks Ted. You forgot to explain Sandboxed vs Trusted security verification. What does sandboxed mean and should it also be selected?
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