000025762 - How are keys generated in RSA Key Manager?

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Article Number000025762
Applies ToRSA Key Manager 2.0 (RKM 2.0)
Microsoft Windows 2003 Server SP1
Apache Tomcat 5.5.20
Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.5.0
IssueHow are keys generated?
How are KeyID's generated?
ResolutionIf RSA Key Manager is configured to generate software based-keys (without using an HSM), keys are generated using a Java random number generator (JRNG).

The key (software-generated or hardware-generated) is then hashed, salted and truncated to produce a unique Key Identifier (KeyID). If a collision occurs, this process is done until a valid KeyID is generated.
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