Skip to Main Content
Cloud Platform


This is an IBM Automation portal for Cloud Platform products. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Search existing ideas

Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas
  1. Post an idea.

  2. Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.

  3. Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.


Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com) - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM.

ideasibm@us.ibm.com - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.


Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 3, 2021

Allow encryption algorithm to be AES-256 in GCM mode for JAX-WS and JAX-RPC security runtime.

We have recently upgraded to AES-256 in CBC mode on JAX-WS and JAX-RPC security runtime for our application servers, however we are required by our cryptography standards to move to the preferred GCM mode before the end of 2021.

This option does not appear in the drop down list when selecting Data Encryption Algorithm in the JAX-RPC Default Generator Bindings Application servers > application_server_name > JAX-WS and JAX-RPC security runtime > Encryption information > gen_encinfo or JAX-RPC Default Consumer Bindings Application servers > application_server_name > JAX-WS and JAX-RPC security runtime > Encryption information > con_encinfo .

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Aug 19, 2021

    We are using version 8.5.5.x. There are options for AES-256 in CBC mode, however we are required to have AES-256 in GCM mode.

  • Admin
    Graham Charters
    Aug 18, 2021

    Thank you for the suggestion. We've not heard back from you in some time, and according to our policy (https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6242260) for reviewing and addressing RFEs we have decided to close this request. If you would like to discuss this decision further, please contact Graham Charters <charters@uk.ibm.com>.

  • Guest
    Jun 8, 2021

    All the new versions of WebSphere traditional allow you to select AES-256 as the Data encryption algorithm (http://www.w3.org/2001/04/xmlenc#aes256-cbc). Which version of WebSphere traditional are you using which does not allow to select AES-256 Data encryption algorithm?