Bug ID 741408: netHSM partition password length increase to 192 characters

Last Modified: Jan 17, 2019

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
14.0.0, 14.0.0.1, 14.0.0.2, 14.0.0.3, 14.0.0.4

Fixed In:
14.1.0

Opened: Aug 22, 2018
Severity: 4-Minor

Symptoms

Some netHSM vendors require that the partition password be longer than 64 characters. That may cause the failure of netHSM partition authentication of such vendors.

Impact

netHSM cannot be authenticated, so most of the netHSM operations fail.

Conditions

Partition password length at the network HSM needs to be longer than 64 characters.

Workaround

For AWS cloudHSM the fix can work without any workarounds. For the future vendors that require longer password than 192, the following workarounds can be considered: -- Use shorter password than 64 characters -- Some vendors may have a workaround such as setting an environmental variable for the password.

Fix Information

This release increases the password length limit to 192 characters.

Behavior Change

This release increases the password length limit to 192 characters. Previously, the limit was 64 characters.