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Status Delivered
Workspace DataPower Gateway
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 8, 2022

Addition of strong cipher in Datapower IDG

We are establishing SSL connection from DP to MQ using MQ Queue manager object with requirement of strong ciphers. In the MQ queue manager object we see only a list of ciphers are present which are not considered strong as per FAB info sec policy. Since we have been asked to use at least - "ECDHE_RSA_AES_128_GCM_SHA256" cipher at both DP and MQ end but current DP firmware is not supporting this cipher.
We raised an IBM case- TS010546080 to address this issue and they suggested to add this cipher in the Datapower MQ QM object "SSL cipher specification" property via submitting idea in this portal.

Kindly suggest on this process of including new cipher in the Datapower MQ QM object "SSL cipher specification" and how soon this requirement will be fulfilled.
Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Ulas Cubuk
    Oct 20, 2023

    In DataPower (,, 10.5.2) releases , we have added more cipher suite to support secure operations with the IBM MQ v9+ queue manager. When you configure a local IBM MQ queue manager, you can now use the following cipher suites.






    * ECDHE_RSA_AES_256_CBC_SHA384

    * ECDHE_RSA_AES_128_GCM_SHA256

    * ECDHE_RSA_AES_256_GCM_SHA384

    * TLS_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 (TLSv1.3)

    * TLS_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 (TLSv1.3)

    * TLS_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256 (TLSv1.3)

    * TLS_AES_128_CCM_SHA256 (TLSv1.3)

    * TLS_AES_128_CCM_8_SHA256 (TLSv1.3)

    See link

    If these are not fulfilling your requirements, please open another Idea with the specifics.