EJBCA 6.11 Upgrade Notes

EJBCA 6.10 to EJBCA 6.11

Here are some important notes on upgrading to EJBCA 6.11. For upgrade instructions and information on upgrade paths, see Upgrading EJBCA.

For details of the new features and improvements in this release, see the EJBCA 6.11 Release Notes.

EJBCA 6.11 introduces the EST protocol to EJBCA. Note that as a security measure the EST responder is by default turned off (as will all new protocols from now on) and needs to be activated under System Configuration.

EJBCA 6.11 upgrades the Peers Protocol with information about protocol (CMP, ETC, etc) rights. Due to a minor bug in the protocol versioning system it's highly recommended to upgrade RAs/VAs before the CAs, though the consequences for performing the upgrade in the incorrect order is merely that any CMP or WS proxying will cease to work during the upgrade.

We've made running external scripts from within EJBCA (the new External Command Certificate Validator, and the old General Purpose Custom Publisher) configurable under System Configuration. This setting will be turned off by default, mostly to avoid confusion in environments where they can't be applied. If you're currently running a General Purpose Custom Publisher, this setting will be set to active during upgrade.

SHA1WithRSA and SHA1WithECDSA are no longer acceptable signature algorithms for an OCSP responder. If you are running a legacy responder that still need to use these deprecated algorithms, you have to configure these in the setting 'ocsp.signaturealgorithm' in conf/ocsp.properties.

Incorrectly padded base64 encoded strings are no longer accepted by Bouncy Castle's base64 decoder used in EJBCA.