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Tune Web Services Security for v5.x applications

The Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) policy is integrated into the IBM SDK v1.4.x and is no longer an optional package. However, due to export and import regulations, the default JCE jurisdiction policy file shipped with the SDK enables you to use strong, but limited, cryptography only.

To enforce this default policy, WAS uses a JCE jurisdiction policy file that might introduce a performance impact. The default JCE jurisdiction policy might have a performance impact on the cryptographic functions that are supported by Web Services Security. If we have web services applications that use transport level security for XML encryption or digital signatures, you might encounter performance degradation over previous releases of WAS. However, IBM and Sun Microsystems provide versions of these jurisdiction policy files that do not have restrictions on cryptographic strengths. If you are permitted by your governmental import and export regulations, download one of these jurisdiction policy files. After downloading one of these files, the performance of JCE and Web Services Security might improve.


Procedure

  1. For WAS platforms using IBM Developer Kit, Java Technology Edition Version 1.4.2, including the AIX, Linux, and Windows platforms, you can obtain unlimited jurisdiction policy files...

    1. Go to the following website: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/security/index.html.

    2. Click Java 1.4.2.

    3. Click IBM SDK Policy files. The Unrestricted JCE Policy files for SDK 1.4 website is displayed.

    4. Enter your user ID and password or register with IBM to download the policy files. The policy files are downloaded onto your machine.

  2. For WAS platforms using the Sun-based Java SE Development Kit 6 (JDK 6) v1.4.2, including the Solaris environments and the HP-UX platform, you can obtain unlimited jurisdiction policy files...

    1. Go to the following website: http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/download.html.

    2. Click Other Downloads.
    3. Locate the JCE Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files 1.4.2 information and click Download. The policy files are downloaded onto your machine.


Results

After following either of these sets of steps, two Java Archive (JAR) files are placed in the JVM directory.
jre/lib/security/
C:\Program Files\ibm\jre\lib\security

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