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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 28, 2019

3th party Hardware Cryptographic Cards supported by the IBMPKCS11Impl crypto provider

We need to register vehicles @ RDW.
The RDW is the organization that provides the registration of motor vehicles in the Netherlands,
This is done with the Certificate of Conformity which needs to be delivered in a digital way.
To proove it is not tampered with, we need to sign it with Class 3 code signing certificate that is issued to the manufacturer.
For this we use a Certificate-Based PKI USB Authentication Token, more specifically a SafeNet eToken 5110

At the moment this is done by an old application running on Oracle JDK 7.
As this version is no longer supported, this application needs to be migrated to WAS 8.5.5.
But this is impossible to do with an IBM JDK because IBMPKCS11Impl does not support reading the private key from the USB device.

Idea priority Urgent
RFE ID 130459
RFE Product WebSphere Application Server
  • Admin
    Graham Charters
    Nov 15, 2021

    Thank you for the suggestion. The requirement does have merit, but looking at it with respect to our total backlog of requests we do not see sufficient interest in this enhancement to merit delivery any time in the foreseeable future. Given the unlikelihood that we would deliver this, we are declining the request rather than leaving it in an uncommitted state for an extended period of time. If you would like to discuss this decision further, please contact Graham Charters <>.