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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 29, 2022

PBA agents to support more robust connections

Provide support for PBA agents to identify kex, cipher and mac protocols for more robust connections to the secure servers on the other side of the java secure channel

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Aug 4, 2022

    Hi Stanley,

    Thank you very much for the quick response. Yes, at the moment MFT bridge agent doesn't support hmac-sha2-512,hmac-sha2-256 algorithms. This is something we hope to provide in a future release.

    Thank you


  • Guest
    Aug 2, 2022

    Hi Shashikanth,

    I would like to set the mac to hmac-sha2-512,hmac-sha2-256.

    Can you please look into it and let me know?



  • Guest
    Aug 2, 2022


    Thank you very much for raising this request.

    Currently MFT supports a list ciphers that can be specified as value cipherList XML attribute in ProtocolBridgeProperties.xml file. Are there any specific cipher you would like to have the support for?

    Similarly for KeyExchange and MAC as well.