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Encryption Facility for z/OS V1.2 OpenPGP Support

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 24 September 2007

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ISBN-10: 0738489182
ISBN-13: 9780738489186
IBM Form #: SG24-7434-00

Authors: Paola Bari, Patrick Kappeler, Saheem Granados, Stanley Jon, Benjamin Rogers, Ken Rogers and Richard Schultz

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    This book is about the OpenPGP support available in the Encryption Facility for z/OS V1.2 (Program Product 5655-P97). It begins with a discussion of the principles of operation of the OpenPGP protocol and a review of some basic cryptographic topics. It presents detailed steps for installing and configuring Encryption Facility for z/OS and implementing OpenPGP support.

    Practical examples from our lab and from the authors’ real world experiences demonstrate how to set up and use the capabilities of OpenPGP support. The options available within the product are discussed, and recommendations for appropriate selections within the context of your intended use are offered.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. An introduction to OpenPGP

    Chapter 3. Java and Java cryptography

    Chapter 4. Installation

    Chapter 5. Using the Encryption Facility for OpenPGP

    Chapter 6. Session key protection: Passphrase-based encryption

    Chapter 7. Session key protection: Public key cryptography

    Chapter 8. Certificate Authority: X.509 and OpenPGP coexistence

    Chapter 9. Sample code for an OpenPGP Certificate Server

    Chapter 10. Performance

    Appendix A. Some encryption basics

    Appendix B. Configuration file options

    Appendix C. OpenPGP key exchange and migration

    Appendix D. Additional material


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