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Status Delivered
Workspace Spectrum Symphony
Components Version 6.1.1
Created by Guest
Created on May 18, 2016

support of SHA 256 certificates for grid gui 6.1.1 - DB

Due to the fact that the signature algorithm SHA 1 is considered to be
unsafe and SHA 1 certificates are marked as unsafe by well known browsers, we had decided, to swap all SHA 1 certificates against SHA 256 certificates. This includes the certificate for our Grid gui.
This exchange should take place until the end of this year because our in-house PKI only provides SHA 1 certificates until 31.12.16 and all major browsers will refuse SHA 1 certificates from 2017.
The Grid GUI used by us was specially developed from IBM for our
company because we are using Oracle Sparc hardware with Oracle Solaris 10 which is normally not supported (for more information please look at our closed tickets). The IBM developed Grid GUI contains a Apache Tomcat version 5.5.36 with a SUN JVM version 1.60_111-b12. These software versions are too old to deal with SHA 256 certificates.

  • Guest
    Jun 22, 2020

    .Mark Status. The work had been completed.

  • Guest
    Mar 2, 2017

    This RFE's Headline was changed after submission to reflect the headline of an internal request we were already considering, but will now track here.

  • Guest
    May 19, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #88607 in product Platform Symphony.