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Chinese local security cipher support in C:D Unix/Linux/Windows

According to China government's new requirement to the local banks, need to support Chinese local security ciphers (SM1/2/3/4) in C:D Unix/Linux/Windows SSL/TLS communication.

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  • Aug 28 2020
  • Not under consideration
What is your industry? Banking
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According to China government's new requirement to the local banks, need to support Chinese local security ciphers (SM1/2/3/4) in C:D Unix/Linux/Windows SSL/TLS communication.

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders commented
    28 Aug, 2020 06:23pm

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM. I have reviewed it with my development team thoroughly. During that discussion we confirmed that the requested ciphers are not supported by our encryption toolkit (IBM GSKit). Because of that we won't be able to natively support these ciphers in Secure+ and cannot accept this request at this time.

    As an alternative I might suggest calling an external encryption tool to pre-encrypt and post-decrypt transmissions using their tool of choice that supports those ciphers. You could trigger this activity using a Run Task so that the whole activity is handled by the same process/flow. Since the data would be encrypted upstream of C:D you could also choose to disable Data Encryption for these transfers/partners in Secure+ so that processing cycles aren't wasted double-encrypting a file.

    Sincerely,

    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager

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