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TLS 2.1
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  m. cyrus nima
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  Mar 8, 2021 @ 11:33am

There are few services we use that will be requiring TLS 2.1 instead of the current TLS 1.1.

Since we connect to these services using the WW.Client httpPost,etc, first I am assuming its ww.client that determines which version of TLS is implemented?

then, If that is the case, I am wondering at which version of ww.client did you implement TLS 2.1 ? I have 3 different versions.

If it is not the ww.client that sets the TLS version, then where is TLS version being set from?

Thanks

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: TLS 2.1
  Rick Strahl
  m. cyrus nima
  Mar 8, 2021 @ 02:15pm

The HTTP features in Web Connection and the Client Tools are tied to Windows since it uses WinInet APIs from the WinApi.

There's more info in this blog post:

Web Connection and TLS 1.2 support

Although Web Connection is in the title this applies to the Client Tools as well.

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Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. making systems TLS 1.2 compliant.
  m. cyrus nima
  Rick Strahl
  Mar 9, 2021 @ 09:30am

Looks like we are going to be OK with windows 10 already being TLS 1.2 compliant.

Would you consider adding a module to your Clients Tools that would run from user's system and make Windows 7 or Windows Servers TLS 1.2 compliant? (using the Registry modifications approach).

I be the first customer to download it!

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: making systems TLS 1.2 compliant.
  Rick Strahl
  m. cyrus nima
  Mar 9, 2021 @ 02:02pm

Would you consider adding a module to your Clients Tools that would run from user's system and make Windows 7 or Windows Servers TLS 1.2 compliant? (using the Registry modifications approach).

No - I have no reliable way to test that and also I'm not keen on encouraging 10 year+ old software usage going forward. Additionally, it's a system fix that requires admin rights so not something that we'd want to do automatically or even as a utility.

You can write this yourself and add it to your applications if that's what you want to do. The Client Tools include a registry class that makes this easy.

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