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New features in IBM Semeru Runtime Certified Edition for z/OS, V11.0.17 GA!

By James Tang posted Tue November 29, 2022 12:59 PM


This service refresh contains the latest IBM fixes, the most recent OpenJDK level, and the following new features.

OpenJ9 features:

  • This release contains features from the latest release of the Eclipse OpenJ9 project, as listed in the Version 0.35 OpenJ9 user documentation.

Other features:

  • IBMZSecurity security provider added to default provider list

    • The IBMZSecurity provider is now added to the default security provider list, which means that it is enabled by default. For more information, see Security guide.

  • IBMJCECCA RSA cipher support for OAEP padding

    The IBMJCECCA security provider now supports Optimal Asymmetric Encryption Padding (OAEP padding) for RSA encryption and decryption that uses keys from a PKA data set (PKDS) that you manage with ICSF. You can now specify OEAP algorithms in the OAEPParameters class. For more information, see OAEPParameters class documentation.

  • Performance improvements to certain algorithms for the IBMJCECCA security provider

    • Performance improvements were implemented to the following algorithms for the IBMJCECCA provider:

    • Cipher algorithms with CLEAR keys

      • AES/CBC/NoPadding, 128/192/256 bit

      • AES/CBC/PKCS5Padding, 128/192/256 bit

      • DES/CBC/NoPadding, 56-bit

      • DES/CBC/PKCS5Padding, 56-bit

      • DESede/CBC/NoPadding, 112/168 bit

      • DESede/CBC/PKCS5Padding, 112/168 bit

    • SHA algorithms

      • SHA1

      • SHA224

      • SHA256

      • SHA384

      • SHA512

        How to obtain IBM Semeru Runtime Certified Edition for z/OS, Version 11?
        IBM Semeru Runtime Certified Edition for z/OS, Version 11 is available for zero license charge through Shopz (5655-DGJ) SMP/E, or you can download the non-SMP/E here.  The subscription and service number is 5655-I48.
        Supporting Links:
        IBM Semeru Runtime Certified Edition for z/OS product page
        For additional information on installation, troubleshooting and support please visit IBM Documentation.