z/VSE 5.1: OpenSSL Support
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Besides the SSL implementation available since some z/VSE releases z/VSE 5.1 provides OpenSSL for secured SSL communication in addition.
The IPv6/VSE product from Barnard Software, Inc (BSI) is the first exploiter of OpenSSL. IPv6/VSE can be licensed from BSI or IBM.
OpenSSL is an open source project that provides an SSL implementation and key management utilities. z/VSE implemented a subset of the OpenSSL functionality. OpenSSL is provided as part of the VSE cryptoServices.
z/VSE provides two functions:
With the next publication update (z/VSE TCP/IP Support) we will provide more details how OpenSSL works on z/VSE.