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Status Under review
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 4, 2024

Cryptographic function used for TLS certificates storage should use SHA-384 or SHA-512 or POLY-1305

CA Certificates, Key Certificates and Private Keys are stored in key database file cdkeystore.kdb + STH file. In addition software stores the key database password in .keystore file and passphrase to the private key in .password file in C:\Program Files\ibm\Connect Direct v6.3.0\Server\Secure+\Nodes using IBM proprietary SPE2 (Strong Password Encryption 2) algorithm. The key database file are encrypted and overall file integrity is assured by a HMAC-SHA-1 hash of the entire file contents. The secrecy method used is PKCS #12 Password Based Encryption with SHA-1 and 3-key Triple DES CBC, which is defined by Algorithm Object Identifier (OID) 1.2.840.113549. The algorithm used in this scheme is described in the RFC’s for PKCS#12 ( and also PKCS#5 (

Cryptographic functions used for all certificates and private keys in key database and also for key db password in .keystore file should use SHA-384 or SHA-512 or POLY-1305.

What is your industry? Banking
How will this idea be used?

to meet security requirements

  • Admin
    James Joseph
    Apr 26, 2024

    Thank you for taking the time to share your ideas to IBM. We truly value our relationship with you and appreciate your efforts and willingness to share details about your experience, your recommendations, and ideas. We will soon review the same in the coming weeks and shall get back with a response.


    Product Management