000027088 - What algorithm does RCM used to sign the certificates?

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Article Number000027088
Applies ToRSA Certificate Manager 6.8
RSA Certificate Manager (RCM)
RSA Public Root Signing
Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-1)
Message-Digest Algorithm (MD5)
IssueWhat algorithm does RCM used to sign the certificates?
What algorithm does the RSA Root CA use?
Customer wants to know what algorithm used to sign the certificate?
Recent vulnerability reported for the MD5 algorithm
Web sites regarding MD5 vulnerability:

http://www.win.tue.nl/hashclash/rogue-ca/

http://www.rsa.com/blog/blog_entry.aspx?id=1411

http://broadcast.oreilly.com/2008/12/the-sky-is-not-falling-on-toda.html
ResolutionWhen a new CA certificate is created with RCM, by default the algorithm is set to use SHA1. This can be changed to use other algorithm if desired.

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