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Java Cryptography Extension requirement for SNMPv3 configuration in PowerChute Network Shutdown.

Issue: In certain geographies it is necessary to install the Java Cryptography Extension to use privacy protocols AES-192 or AES-256 in the PowerChute Network Shutdown SNMPv3 configuration.
                  
Product: PowerChute v4.2 or higher
 
Environment: All supported operating systems
 
Solution:
 
Due to the import control restrictions of some countries, the version of the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) policy files that are bundled with the Java Runtime Environment 8 (JRE 8) allow ‘strong’ but limited cryptography to be used; they have in-built restrictions on available cryptographic strength. Depending on your geographical location (e.g. outside of the United States), to use the privacy protocol AES-192 or AES-256 in PowerChute SNMPv3 configuration, it may be necessary to first download and install the Unlimited Strength Java™ Cryptography Extension (JCE) Policy Files available from the Oracle Website (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html)
The Unlimited Strength JCE contains no restrictions on cryptographic strengths.
 
Note: It is recommended to consult your export/import control counsel or legal counsel to determine the exact cryptographic strength required for your geographical jurisdiction.
 
 
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