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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 12, 2023

AES Crypt

Make the AES algorithm compatible with AES calculated by different software platforms.

The ENCRYPT_AES sql function can encrypt a DB column.

Unfortunately the algorithm is IBM proprietary [The internal encryption algorithm used is from the CLiC Toolkit from IBM Research]

and it is not compatible, for example with the encryption function provided by languages such as Java.

In fact, if I try to decrypt a column encrypted with AES on the DB with JAVA functions I do not obtain the desired results.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Oct 12, 2023
    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this Idea at this time, so it is being closed.

    We understand the benefit of an encryption algorithm that is portable between industry solutions. However, the cost to implement it is higher than the database team can justify based on its anticipated adoption by our user community.

    Db2 for i development team
    IBM Power Systems Development