SAE Digital Library Security Upgrade Center

To remain proactive amid increasingly stringent global security standards and better protect our customers’ private data, the SAE Digital Library will be upgrading its system to comply with TLS 1.2 standards starting on January 31, 2016.

Please review the following guide to maintain access to your digital library content.










1. Why We’re Upgrading

TLS 1.2 is quickly becoming the standard for increased cybersecurity and data protection for e-commerce. In order to continue to process subscriber payments and protect the information linked to payment data, we must upgrade the SAE Digital Library’s security standards.


2. Why We’ve Contacted You


According to our records, the Web browser version that you or your organization primarily uses to access the SAE Digital Library does not support the new security protocol by default. In order to maintain access to content, you must do one of the following:
If you are a network administrator, visit For IT Administrators.


3. Instructions for Internet Explorer 10 and Below


To maintain access to the SAE Digital Library with Internet Explorer version 10 or below:
  1. Open your Internet Explorer browser
  2. Select “Tools,” then “Internet Options.” Depending on your browser, the "Tools" menu may be a gear icon in the upper right hand corner
  3. Go to the "Advanced" tab
  4. Scroll down to the "Security" section
  5. Locate and CHECK the following options:
    "Use TLS 1.1"
    "Use TLS 1.2"
  6. Ensure that the following security protocols are UNCHECKED:
    "Use SSL 2.0"
    "Use SSL 3.0"
    "Use TLS 1.0"
  7. Click “Apply”

4. For IT Administrators
For users within your organization, the SAE Digital Library is a key source of high-quality, cost-effective content, technical papers, standards, reports, books, magazines and other content.

Enabling the TLS 1.2 security setting allows SAE to better protect its customers’ data, enhances JavaScript functionality and provides other benefits to our users (see TLS 1.2 Resources below).

In order for your organization to maintain access to its paid content, you must apply the following changes across your enterprise:

    • Set the cipher suite requirement for your computer that will force adherence to TLS 1.2. Use the following steps:
      • Using Group Policy, enable the System cryptography: Use FIPS-compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing and signing security policy setting.
    • Open Internet Explorer. On the “Tools” menu, click “Internet Options.” Click the “Advanced” tab, and then select the “Use TLS 1.2” check box.
Alternately, you may also do one of the following:

If you have any questions about the upgrade, please review the TLS 1.2 Resources below or contact Tech Support.


5. TLS 1.2 Resources

For more information about TLS 1.2 security standards, please review the following resources: