RFR 8014628: Support AES Encryption with HMAC-SHA2 for Kerberos 5

Weijun Wang weijun.wang at oracle.com
Mon Jan 15 02:12:50 UTC 2018


Hi Sean

Do you have other comments on the webrev [1]?

I've also updated the CSR [2].

Thanks
Max

[1] http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~weijun/8014628/webrev.00/
[2] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8193851

> On Jan 13, 2018, at 3:52 AM, Sean Mullan <sean.mullan at oracle.com> wrote:
> 
> On 1/9/18 8:40 PM, Weijun Wang wrote:
>>> The code can also throw GeneralSecurityException but those are also always suppressed because of the catch block. Is that the right behavior?
>>> 
>> Not a right behavior but should be harmless here. In my understanding, in the case of PBE, as long the passphrase, salt, iteration count etc are legal, there will be no further problem in generating a key, choosing a cipher, and do the encryption work, unless there is a programming error.
>> I think the original designer (of other etypes) meant to let stringToKey(char,String,byte[]) returning a null when there is an error, and all callers of this method will deal with null instead of an exception. If not programmed carefully, this might turn a GeneralSecurityException to a NullPointerException.
> 
> Ok, I think this is bad practice, but since it has worked that way since the beginning, I'm ok with leaving it alone.
> 
> --Sean



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