Q: How do I know what cypher suite is being used to run my applet?

A: To debug an applet and output connection information to the console, run with the following system property:


When we run our sample applets with Java 8, Java uses the following cipher suite on our server:

Cipher Suite: TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 

When we run with Java 6, Java uses the following cipher suite:

Cipher Suite: TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA