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
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.