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Support a modern hashing algorithm like bcrypt as a password level
The currently available algorithms for i are a SHA1 hash (salted with username and mutually agreed upon IVs) and a custom DES implementation that does similar. The problem is both of these are broken algorithms - SHA1 has been broken in this decade, and DES was broken in the 90s, and not even intended for hashing. In addition, passwords were hashed on the client, so even though the password is salted with said IVs, there is still the possibility of a "pass the hash attack."
Newer algorithms would make it harder to break passwords in the case of a database compromise, and ensure compliance with standards like PCI as these standards update.
We are going through internal risk assessments and an external PCI assessment. In the discussions with the assessors, we will definitely have findings that deal with the current weak IBM i password SHA-1 hashing algorithm. It has been suggested th...
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