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Use Only Strong SSL Algorithms


Applies to

  • Apache

What to Do

Configure Apache to use only strong SSL algorithms.


Using strong encryption algorithms with SSL helps reduce the risk of successful eavesdropping attacks and helps with regulatory compliance.


To use only strong SSL algorithms, edit the httpd.conf file to include the following settings:

SSLProtocol -all +TLSv1
SSLHonorCipherOrder on

These settings enable only the TLS protocol and only the strong encryption cipher suites.

It may also be a good idea to include the following line in case of old versions of apache/mod_ssl:

SSLInsecureRenegotiation off

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