CA Directory: Which Secure Hashing Algorithm (SHA) is supported by PBDKF2?

Document ID:  TEC1089359
Last Modified Date:  06/14/2017
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  • CA Directory

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  • CA Directory:Release:12.0
  • CA Directory:Release:12.5
  • CA Directory:Release:12.6

Components

  • CA Directory:ETRDIR
Introduction:

CA Directory supports password hashing using the PBKDF2 (Password-Based Key Derivation Function 2) method.

Question:

Which Secure Hashing Algorithm (SHA) is supported by PBKDF2 ?

Answer:

CA Directory uses only HMAC with SHA1 for PBKDF2. This password derivation function (PBKCS5_PBKDF2_HMAC_SHA1) is provided by OpenSSL.

The implementation follows RFC 2898.

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