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PGP Adapter : Enable support for different Encryption , Signing & Compression Algorithm

The OpenPGP adapter does not support all of the latest set of Encryption , Signing & Compression Algorithm natively. Below are the list of supported values

Compression types (-COMALG) : ZLIB

Encryption Algorithm (-ENCALG ) : 3DES , RIJNDAEL256, CAST5,BLOWFISH ,RIJNDAEL

Signing Algorithm (-SIGALG ) : SHA1, MD5

However the latest of version of GnuPG, supports lot more secure signing and encryption algorithms.





Hash: MD5, SHA1, RIPEMD160, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512, SHA224

Compression: Uncompressed, ZIP, ZLIB, BZIP2


Passing any new values would cause the adapter to fail : (-ENCALG SHA256)

FAIL function aborted map:E01. -1004 Invalid signature algorithm was specified Encoding / Decoding failed to perform on the Data

  • Guest
  • Jan 20 2021
  • Future consideration
What is your industry? Non-Industry Specific
How will this idea be used?

This would make the PGP adapter more secure and allow customers to use the latest security standards.

  • Guest commented
    28 Jan, 2021 04:41pm

    The Cipher adapter, added in v9, supports AES256. We have ZIP and GZIP adapters for compression, and the Hash function was added in version 10.1 this past November and supports SHA256 for mapping. We are considering SHA256 support in the OpenPGP adapter in a future release.

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