JDK-8157561 : Ship the unlimited policy files in JDK Updates
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: security-libs
  • Sub-Component: javax.crypto
  • Affected Version: 8u152
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2016-05-23
  • Updated: 2018-01-15
  • Resolved: 2016-11-09
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JDK-8169716 :  
JDK 9 EA currently ships the unlimited JCE policy files along with the limited ones. The limited ones are still enabled by default.

A similar setup should be done for the JDK update releases. As per JDK 9 README, config changes can be made via modification of the JDK contents.


Installation Instructions

This directory contains the following files:

        README.txt                   This file
        local_policy.jar             Unlimited strength local policy file
        US_export_policy.jar         Unlimited strength US export policy file

Simply replace the limited strength policy jar files with the jars in this

        % cp *.jar ..                      [Unix]
        % copy *.jar ..                    [Windows]

UR SQE OK to defer this from PSU17_01. Too late for the release.

The current JDK 9 approach is to ship both unlimited and limited policy jars/files in different directories, with a new Security property selecting which policy is active.