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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.
Pubkey: RSA, RSA-E, RSA-S, ELG-E, DSA
Cipher: IDEA, 3DES, CAST5, BLOWFISH, AES, AES192, AES256, TWOFISH,
CAMELLIA128, CAMELLIA192, CAMELLIA256
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
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How will this idea be used?
This would make the PGP adapter more secure and allow customers to use the latest security standards.
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