Cryptographic Providers: SHA-1 & SHA-2 support

As everyone is talking about phasing out SHA-1 and Microsoft had announced their deprecation plan for SHA-1 already, I would like to dedicate a full blog post to talk about Cryptographic Providers and the role they play when it comes to supporting SHA-2

It cannot be ignored that basic knowledge about this topic is necessary when you phase out SHA-1 in your enterprise and start using/issuing new certificates that uses SHA-2 hash function.

I highly recommend that you read my previous blog post talking about hash functions, and why SHA-1 should be phased out. This blog post shows how to move away from SHA-1 and gradually move to SHA-2.

In Summary, your choice to move away from SHA-1 and start using SHA-2 depends directly on the type of Cryptographic Providers you are using.


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