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Managing Encryption and Certificates in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: May 2021

About Cryptography in Oracle Solaris

Oracle Solaris provides the Cryptographic Framework to handle cryptographic requirements. Third parties can add their cryptographic services as plugins to the Cryptographic Framework. See The Cryptographic Framework.

For faster access to cryptographic primitives, Oracle Solaris offers the ucrypto provider for access to user-level algorithms. See Simple and Fast ucrypto Provider.

OpenSSL, an open source project, is a source of cryptographic services for Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets in Oracle Solaris. Oracle Solaris supports both the non-FIPS 140-2 and the FIPS 140-2 versions of OpenSSL. See OpenSSL and Oracle Solaris.