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What supports SHA-256 hash algorithm ?

 

Here is the list of support for SHA-2 (or) SHA-256 hash algorithm.

 

Web-browsers :

Chrome - Version 26 and above

Mozilla Firefox - Version 1.5 and above

Internet Explorer - Version 6.0 and above (must have Windows XP Service Pack 3 installed or above).

Java based applications and products - Version 1.4.2 and above

Konqueror - Version 3.5.6 and above

Netscape - Version 7.1 and above

OpenSSL based applications  and products - Version 0.9.8 and above

Opera - Version 9.0 and above

Safari (when running on Mac OS X) - OS X Version 10.5 and above

 

Web-Servers supports SHA-256 :

Apache - Version 2.0.6 and above

Windows Server 2003 - This requires Hotfix KB 938397

Windows server 2008

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 R2

Barracuda Network  Access Client - Version 3.5 and above

Cisco ASA 5500 - Version 8.2.3.9 and above for any connect VPN Sessions. (For other functionality, you will need version 8.4 above).

Citrix Access Gateway - Version 5.0.4 above

Citrix Netscaler - 9.3 and above

Crush FTP - 7.1.0 and above

F5 Big-IP - Version 10.1.0 and above

IBM Web Sphere - Version 7.0.1.4 and above

IBM Z/OS - Version 1r10 and above

Java - JDK 1.4.2 and above

Lotus Domino - Lotus Domino can only handle client certificates (end user certificates for S/MIME) in version 9 and above

Oracle WebLogic - Version 10.3.1 and above

Oracle Wallet Manager - Version 11.2.0.1 and above

SonicWall OS - Version 5.9.0.0 and above

Juniper Secure Access - SHA-256 is supported as of SA 6.4R5, SA 6.5R3 and 7.0R1 later releases.

 

Operating System :

Linux - Linux started supporting the SHA-256 hash algorithm in 2008.

Mac OS X - Version 10.5 (Leopard) and above

Windows 7

Windows 8

Windows 10

Windows XP - You must have SP3 installed.

Windows Vista

 

Mobile Devices :

Android - Version 2.3 (Gingerbread) and above

Blackberry - Version 5.0 and above

IPhone iOS - Version 3.0 and above

Windows Phone - Version 7.0 above

 

Related Articles :

Transitioning your certificates to the stronger SHA-2 hashing algorithm

SHA-2 - Server 2003 Support/Compatibility

 

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