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Add more Ciphers for SSH to security.properties supported by JDK8

Please enable the following Ciphers:

diffie-hellman-group14-sha256

diffie-hellman-group15-sha512

diffie-hellman-group16-sha512

rsa2048-sha256

AEAD_AES_128_GCM

AEAD_AES_256_GCM

hmac-sha11

hmac-sha2-512

Kind Regards

  • Guest
  • Apr 6 2020
  • Planned for future release
What is your industry? Healthcare
How will this idea be used?

The german Federal Office for Security in Information Technology restricts the Ciphersuites to be used by SSH-Communications like SFTP-Data-Exchange:

https://www.bsi.bund.de/SharedDocs/Downloads/DE/BSI/Publikationen/TechnischeRichtlinien/TR02102/BSI-TR-02102-2.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=7

The current restriction does not match all of the available ciphers in SI 6.0.2.X. Therefor only one HMAC-Algroithm is usable by now for example. A higher variance would allow our Customers a higher flexibility.

  • Admin
    Ryan Wood commented
    26 Feb, 2021 01:35am

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your ideas to IBM. Your request is now a candidate for a future generally available (GA) release.


    We will be in touch with you shortly to discuss your willingness to serve as a sponsor user as we work to deliver this feature. If you have any additional feedback or thoughts in the meantime, or if there is anything else I can do, please do not hesitate to reply to this message to continue the conversation.


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