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There is consensus across the industry that the RC4 cipher is no longer cryptographically secure, and therefore RC4 support is being removed with this update. With this change, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 are aligned with the most recent versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
For detailed information about RC4 cipher removal in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11, see RC4 will no longer be supported in Microsoft Edge and IE11.
If you want to turn on RC4 support, see details in the More information section.

How to get this update

For Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 8.1 or Windows 7

Install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to Microsoft Update. Additionally, see the technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer.
Note This update was first included in the MS16-095: Security update for Internet Explorer: August 9, 2016.

For Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

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To have this change apply for Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 or Windows 10 version 1511, you must install one of the following updates:

More Information

Update any servers that rely on RC4 ciphers to a more secure cipher suite, which you can find in the most recent priority list of ciphers.
If you have the need to do so, you can turn on RC4 support by enabling SSL3. To have us do this for you, go to the 'Here's an easy fix' section. If you prefer to do this manually, go to the 'Let me fix it myself' section.
Note (risk): Using this workaround increases your risk, as the RC4 ciphers are considered insecure, and SSL3 as a whole was disabled by default with the April 2015 security updates for Internet Explorer because of known vulnerabilities. We consider this workaround a last resort, and you should either update the server or request that the server owner update the list of supported cipher suites in compliance with Update to add new cipher suites to Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge in Windows (KB3161639).

Here's an easy fix

To turn on RC4 support automatically, click the Download button. In the File Download dialog box, click Run or Open, and then follow the steps in the easy fix wizard.
Notes

  • This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

  • If you are not on the computer that has the problem, save the easy fix solution to a flash drive or a CD and then run it on the computer that has the problem.

Let me fix it myself

Important Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.
You can also turn on RC4 support by enabling SSL3 in either settings or through the registry manually.

Method 1: Internet Options settings

To turn on SSL3 in Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer through settings, follow these steps (be aware that the Microsoft Edge uses the Internet Explorer 11 settings; there is no way to do this in the Microsoft Edge UI):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.

  2. Go to Internet Options > Advanced > Settings > Security > Use SSL 3.0.

Method 2: Registry Editor

To turn on SSL3 through the registry:

  1. Start Registry Editor to modify the registry entry:

    • In Windows 10, go to Start, enter regedit in the Search Windows box, and then select regedit.exe in the search results.

    • In Windows 8.1, move your mouse to the upper-right corner, click Search, type regedit in the search text box, and then click regedit.exe in the search results.

  2. Locate and then select the following registry entry:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet SettingsSecureProtocols Note If you don’t have SecureProtocols registry entry added, you can follow these steps:

    1. Locate and then select the following registry subkey:

      HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings

    2. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.

    3. Type SecureProtocols, and then press Enter.

  3. Change the current SecureProtocols value by setting the fifth bit to 1.
    For example, if the current value is '0x0a80,' setting the fifth bit of '0x0a80' will produce the value '0x0aa0' ('0x0a80 0x0020 = 0x0aa0').

If you enable SSL3, some secure sites will fail to load, you might try to see what’s going wrong by enabling Fiddler’s HTTPS Decryption feature and re-visiting the site. For more information, see Misbehaving HTTPS Servers impair TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2.

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The following documentation provides information on how to disable and enable certain TLS/SSL protocols and cipher suites that are used by AD FS

TLS/SSL, SChannel, and Cipher Suites in AD FS

The Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) are protocols that provide for secure communications. Active Directory Federation Services uses these protocols for communications. Today several versions of these protocols exist.

Schannel is a Security Support Provider (SSP) that implements the SSL, TLS and DTLS Internet standard authentication protocols. The Security Support Provider Interface (SSPI) is an API used by Windows systems to perform security-related functions including authentication. The SSPI functions as a common interface to several Security Support Providers (SSPs), including the Schannel SSP.

A cipher suite is a set of cryptographic algorithms. The Schannel SSP implementation of the TLS/SSL protocols use algorithms from a cipher suite to create keys and encrypt information. A cipher suite specifies one algorithm for each of the following tasks:

  • Key exchange
  • Bulk encryption
  • Message authentication

AD FS uses Schannel.dll to perform its secure communications interactions. Currently AD FS supports all of the protocols and cipher suites that are supported by Schannel.dll.

Managing the TLS/SSL Protocols and Cipher Suites

Important

This section contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully.

Be aware that changing the default security settings for SCHANNEL could break or prevent communications between certain clients and servers. This will occur if secure communication is required and they do not have a protocol to negotiate communications with.

If you are applying these changes, they must be applied to all of your AD FS servers in your farm. After applying these changes a reboot is required.

In today's day and age, hardening your servers and removing older or weak cipher suites is becoming a major priority for many organizations. Software suites are available that will test your servers and provide detailed information on these protocols and suites. In order to remain compliant or achieve secure ratings, removing or disabling weaker protocols or cipher suites has become a must. The remainder of this document will provide guidance on how to enable or disable certain protocols and cipher suites.

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The registry keys below are located in the same location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocols. Use regedit or PowerShell to enable or disable these protocols and cipher suites.

Enable and Disable SSL 2.0

Use the following registry keys and their values to enable and disable SSL 2.0.

Enable SSL 2.0

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsSSL 2.0Server] 'Enabled'=dword:00000001
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsSSL 2.0Server] 'DisabledByDefault'=dword:00000000
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsSSL 2.0Client] 'Enabled'=dword:00000001
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsSSL 2.0Client] 'DisabledByDefault'=dword:00000000

Disable SSL 2.0

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsSSL 2.0Server] 'Enabled'=dword:00000000
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsSSL 2.0Server] 'DisabledByDefault'=dword:00000001
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsSSL 2.0Client] 'Enabled'=dword:00000000
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsSSL 2.0Client] 'DisabledByDefault'=dword:00000001

Using PowerShell to disable SSL 2.0

Enable and Disable SSL 3.0

Use the following registry keys and their values to enable and disable SSL 3.0.

Enable SSL 3.0

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsSSL 3.0Server] 'Enabled'=dword:00000001
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsSSL 3.0Server] 'DisabledByDefault'=dword:00000000
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsSSL 3.0Client] 'Enabled'=dword:00000001
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsSSL 3.0Client] 'DisabledByDefault'=dword:00000000

Disable SSL 3.0

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsSSL 3.0Server] 'Enabled'=dword:00000000
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsSSL 3.0Server] 'DisabledByDefault'=dword:00000001
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsSSL 3.0Client] 'Enabled'=dword:00000000
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsSSL 3.0Client] 'DisabledByDefault'=dword:00000001

Using PowerShell to disable SSL 3.0

Enable and Disable TLS 1.0

Use the following registry keys and their values to enable and disable TLS 1.0.

Important

Disabling TLS 1.0 will break the WAP to AD FS trust. If you disable TLS 1.0 you should enable strong auth for your applications. See Enable Strong Authentication

Enable TLS 1.0

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.0Server] 'Enabled'=dword:00000001
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.0Server] 'DisabledByDefault'=dword:00000000
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.0Client] 'Enabled'=dword:00000001
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.0Client] 'DisabledByDefault'=dword:00000000

Disable TLS 1.0

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  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.0Server] 'Enabled'=dword:00000000
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.0Server] 'DisabledByDefault'=dword:00000001
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.0Client] 'Enabled'=dword:00000000
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.0Client] 'DisabledByDefault'=dword:00000001

Using PowerShell to disable TLS 1.0

Enable and Disable TLS 1.1

Use the following registry keys and their values to enable and disable TLS 1.1.

Enable TLS 1.1

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.1Server] 'Enabled'=dword:00000001
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.1Server] 'DisabledByDefault'=dword:00000000
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.1Client] 'Enabled'=dword:00000001
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.1Client] 'DisabledByDefault'=dword:00000000

Disable TLS 1.1

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.1Server] 'Enabled'=dword:00000000
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.1Server] 'DisabledByDefault'=dword:00000001
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.1Client] 'Enabled'=dword:00000000
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.1Client] 'DisabledByDefault'=dword:00000001

Using PowerShell to disable TLS 1.1

Enable and Disable TLS 1.2

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Use the following registry keys and their values to enable and disable TLS 1.2.

Enable TLS 1.2

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.2Server] 'Enabled'=dword:00000001
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.2Server] 'DisabledByDefault'=dword:00000000
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.2Client] 'Enabled'=dword:00000001
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.2Client] 'DisabledByDefault'=dword:00000000

Disable TLS 1.2

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.2Server] 'Enabled'=dword:00000000
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.2Server] 'DisabledByDefault'=dword:00000001
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.2Client] 'Enabled'=dword:00000000
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELProtocolsTLS 1.2Client] 'DisabledByDefault'=dword:00000001

Using PowerShell to disable TLS 1.2

Enable and Disable RC4

Use the following registry keys and their values to enable and disable RC4. This cipher suite's registry keys are located here:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELCiphers

Enable RC4

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELCiphersRC4 128/128] 'Enabled'=dword:00000001
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELCiphersRC4 40/128] 'Enabled'=dword:00000001
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELCiphersRC4 56/128] 'Enabled'=dword:00000001

Disable RC4

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELCiphersRC4 128/128] 'Enabled'=dword:00000000
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELCiphersRC4 40/128] 'Enabled'=dword:00000000
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNELCiphersRC4 56/128] 'Enabled'=dword:00000000

Using PowerShell

Enabling or Disabling additional cipher suites

You can disable certain specific ciphers by removing them from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlCryptographyConfigurationLocalSSL00010002

To enable a cipher suite, add its string value to the Functions multi-string value key. For example, if we want to enable TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384_P521 then we would add it to the string.

For a full list of supported Cipher suites see Cipher Suites in TLS/SSL (Schannel SSP). This document provides a table of suites that are enabled by default and those that are supported but not enabled by default. To prioritize the cipher suites see Prioritizing Schannel Cipher Suites.

Enabling Strong Authentication for .NET applications

The .NET Framework 3.5/4.0/4.5.x applications can switch the default protocol to TLS 1.2 by enabling the SchUseStrongCrypto registry key. This registry key will force .NET applications to use TLS 1.2.

Important

For AD FS on Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2012 R2 you need to use the .NET Framework 4.0/4.5.x key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv4.0.30319

For the .NET Framework 3.5 use the following registry key:

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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv2.0.50727]'SchUseStrongCrypto'=dword:00000001

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