JDK-8189377 : Release Note: Unlimited cryptography enabled by default
  • Type: Sub-task
  • Component: security-libs
  • Sub-Component: javax.crypto
  • Affected Version: 6u181,7u171,8u161
  • Priority: P2
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Delivered
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2017-10-16
  • Updated: 2019-05-07
  • Resolved: 2017-11-13
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6u181Resolved 7u171Resolved 8u161Resolved 9Resolved
Description
The JDK uses the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Jurisdiction Policy files to configure cryptographic algorithm restrictions.  Previously, the Policy files in the JDK placed limits on various algorithms. This release ships with both the limited and unlimited jurisdiction policy files, with unlimited being the default. The behavior can be controlled via the new `crypto.policy` Security property found in the `<java-home>/lib/java.security` file. Refer to that file for more information on this property.
Comments
email from Roger Calnan: "creating release notes for both the CPU and PSU for a particular release which is not what we want....remove the affectsversion vs. creating multiple release notes."
28-11-2017