[security-dev 00142]: Re: JSR105 - Other SignatureMethod implementation ?

JKT java2004kto at yahoo.fr
Fri Apr 11 01:09:57 PDT 2008

Thanks a lot for your answer.

Best regards,


Sean Mullan wrote:
> Hi JKT,
>> David Herron wrote:
>>> JKT wrote:
>>>> Hi  to all,
>>>> I tried to generated a xmldsig signature by using the JSR105 API. 
>>>> It works well except the fact that I cannot use other signature 
>>>> methods than DSA_SHA1, RSA_SHA1 and HMAC_SHA1.
> Right. The API is lacking a feature that allows you to extend it to 
> support additional signature algorithms. There is an RFE open for 
> this: 6566047. You can't see it on bugs.sun.com yet, but try in a day 
> or two.
> The RFE is to add an API similar to TransformService.
>>>> Indeed, I would like to sign an object by using SHA256withRSA 
>>>> algorithm (the digest method SHA256 is already implemented in this 
>>>> version). After having downloaded the source of  SUN's jsr105 
>>>> implementation, i discovered that i could not use another algorithm 
>>>> without changing the source code.
> We have added support for RSA_SHA256, RSA_SHA384, RSA_SHA512, 
> HMAC_SHA256, HMAC_SHA384, and HMAC_SHA512 to OpenJDK. If this is an 
> important feature to you, we could consider backporting it to JDK 6.
>>>> Does any somebody know if the next version of Sun's jsr105 
>>>> implementation will include other signature algorithms ?
> Yes, they will be included in JDK 7.
> --Sean

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