System z Cryptographic Services and z/OS PKI Services

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 06 May 2008, updated 20 May 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738485411
ISBN-13: 9780738485416
IBM Form #: SG24-7470-00
(306 pages)

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Authors: Paola Bari, Patrick Kappeler, Jonathan Barney, Jean Marc Darees, Pekka Hanninen, Robert Herman, Guillaume Hoareau, Nikhil V Kapre, MuHyun Kim, Gerard Laumay, Joel Porterie, Vicente Ranieri Jr., Dominique Richard, Daniel Turkenkopf


This IBM Redbooks publication describes System z cryptographic services and technologies. This document also discusses the cryptographic support available for Java and J2EE applications and the new support introduced in z/OS V1.9 for PKCS#11. We briefly describe the new PKI Services enhancement introduced with z/OS V1.9. Finally we provide a sample scenario of how an installation can use this technology, and we explain how to download the sample.

Table of contents

Part 1. Using cryptography with advanced technologies
Chapter 1. System z cryptography infrastructure
Chapter 2. Hardware cryptography activity assessment on System z
Chapter 3. Measuring hardware cryptography activity on z/OS with RMF
Chapter 4. Assessing activity with OMEGAMON XE on z/OS and RMF
Chapter 5. Java cryptography
Chapter 6. z/OS PKCS#11
Part 2. Managing keys
Chapter 7. z/OS PKI Services
Chapter 8. Sample scenario
Appendix A. Additional material

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