The Java SE Development Kit 8 lets you develop and deploy Java applications on desktops and servers, as well as in today's demanding embedded environments. Java offers the rich user interface, performance, versatility, portability, and security that today’s applications require.
A new -groupname option has been added to keytool -genkeypair so that a user can specify a named group when generating a key pair. For example, keytool -genkeypair -keyalg EC -groupname secp384r1 will generate an EC key pair by using the secp384r1 curve. Because there might be multiple curves with the same size, using the -groupname option is preferred over the -keysize option.
The Apache Santuario library has been upgraded to version 2.1.4. As a result, a new system property com.sun.org.apache.xml.internal.security.parser.pool-size has been introduced. This new system property sets the pool size of the internal DocumentBuilder cache used when processing XML Signatures. The function is equivalent to the org.apache.xml.security.parser.pool-size system property used in Apache Santuario and has the same default value of 20.
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