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Semeru for zOS, V11.0.21.0 and V17.0.9.0 GA!


This 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 0.41 OpenJ9 user documentation.

Other features

  • Support is added for additional digest HASH algorithms for RSA OAEP in IBMJCECCA provider

    • The IBMJCECCA provider's RSA wrapping and unwrapping with OAEP feature now supports 3 additional digest HASH algorithms - SHA224, SHA384 and SHA512. Note that OAEP with SHA512 padding requires an RSA key size of 2048.

  • Methods to authenticate and change password by using APPLID added to Java Security SAF interface

    • The Java for z/OS System Authorization Facility (SAF) interface's PlatformUser class has been updated to authenticate the user and change user password with Application Identifier (APPLID). For more information, see PlatformUser API.

  • zEnterprise Data Compression [Already in V11, added to V17]

    • The zEnterprise Data Compression (zEDC) Express adapter and the Integrated Accelerator for zEDC solution for z15 or later, which was supported in the IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 11 but was not available in the first release of Version 17, is now supported. For more information, see zEnterprise Data Compression.

How to obtain IBM Semeru Runtime Certified Edition for z/OS?
This product is available for zero license charge through Shopz SMP/E, or you can download the non-SMP/E (Pax edition)
here.  The subscription and service number is 5655-I48.

  • Version 11 Program ID:  5655-DGJ
  • Version 17 Program ID:  5655-UA1

Supporting Links:
IBM Semeru Runtime Certified Edition for z/OS product page
For additional information on installation, troubleshooting and support please visit 
IBM Documentation.