This chapter describes the new z/VSE SSL support that is based on OpenSSL and the benefits for customers and vendors. It outlines the functional parts that are common among z/VSE and other platforms and shows the differences between them.
Special issues, such as creating random numbers and keystores, also are described. We also show how the IPv6/VSE product from IBM and Barnard Software, Inc., uses OpenSSL to provide network security for their applications.
This chapter includes the following topics: