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JSS 3.2 Release Notes

14 August 2002




JSS 3.2 provides new support for algorithms in the Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA) and Java Cryptography Extension (JCE). It also fixes bugs present in JSS 3.1.2 and prior releases of JSS.

JSS 3.2 is dual-licensed under the MPL and the GPL.

New in JSS 3.2

JSS now supports the following algorithms from the JCA and JCE: KeyFactory, KeyGenerator, KeyPairGenerator, Mac, MessageDigest, SecretKeyFactory, SecretKey, SecureRandom, and Signature. For a complete description, see the document on the Mozilla-JSS JCA Provider.

24 bugs were fixed for this release. A list can be obtained by running this bugzilla query.

Distribution Information

JSS is checked into mozilla/security/jss/.

The CVS tag for the JSS 3.2 release is JSS_3_2_RTM.

Source tarballs are available from

Binary releases are available from


Documentation for JSS 3.2 is available as follows:

Read the instructions on using JSS.

Source may be viewed with a browser (via the LXR tool) at

Platform Information

JSS 3.2 works with JDK versions 1.2 or higher, except version 1.3.0. If you are using JDK 1.3.x, you will need to use at least version 1.3.1--see bug 113808. JSS only supports the native threading model (no green threads).

JSS has been built on the platforms listed below.

Platform OS Version Compiler(s)
HP-UX 11.00 B (64-bit) C compiler: A.11.01.00
Linux RedHat 7.1 gcc 2.96
NT Windows 2000 VC++ 6.0 Service Pack 4
NT Windows NT 4.0 VC++ 6.0 Service Pack 4
Solaris sparc 8 Forte 6 update 2
2.6 WorkShop Compilers
C/C++ version 5.0

Known Bugs and Issues

  • For a list of reported bugs that have not yet been fixed, click here. Note that some bugs may have been fixed since JSS 3.2 was released.


JSS 3.2 is backwards compatible with JSS 3.1.x. Applications compiled against JSS 3.1.x will work with JSS 3.2.

The 3.2 version of must only be used with jss32.jar. In general, a JSS JAR file must be used with the JSS shared library from the exact same release.


Bugs discovered should be reported by filing a bug report with bugzilla.

You can also give feedback directly to the developers on the newsgroup.