Odette CA moves to SHA-2 from September 14th 2015

Several announcements have been made recently by the IT security community regarding the SHA-1 signature algorithm which is considered capable of being broken at some time in the near future. The Odette Certificate Authority (CA) has therefore decided to switch to signing its certificates using the SHA-256 signature algorithm (commonly known as SHA-2). This switch will take place over the weekend of 12th/13th September

All providers of Odette recommended OFTP2 software have confirmed that their OFTP2 products are ready to use SHA2 certificates.

For certificate users no immediate action is required. When you decide to renew your Odette CA certificate, the SHA-256 algorithm will be used to sign the new certificate and the enhanced security will be automatically applied to your OFTP2 connections.

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