COMMUNITY EDITION JUNE 2023
The EJBCA team is pleased to announce the newest release of our open-source PKI software EJBCA Community Edition with version 8.0 and thank each and every EJBCA Contributor for your work in getting us here.
These release notes cover new EJBCA Community features and improvements implemented between EJBCA Community 7.11 and EJBCA Community 8.0.
This latest community release includes several new features, including Matter Smart Home support as well as Post-Quantum Readiness supporting Dilithium and Falcon candidate algorithms. The release also brings technology upgrades including Java 17 support.
EJBCA 8 includes support for creating CAs using the NIST round 3 candidate post-quantum signature algorithms Dilithium and Falcon. The standardization of these algorithms is planned to be finalized by INST in 2024. These algorithms are not for production use but are well suited for post-quantum preparation activities and proof of concept usage. For more information on post-quantum algorithm support in EJBCA, see Post-Quantum Cryptography Keys and Signatures.
Matter Smart Home support
Matter is a new standard for interoperable and secure smart home devices. Matter security is based on certificates and the required certificates can be issued by EJBCA using new subject DN attributes as specified in the Matter standard. For more information, see Create CAs for Matter IoT.
As a new major version the technology stack supported by EJBCA 8 includes some important updates compared to EJBCA 7. EJBCA 8 supports running on Java 17 in addition to Java 11. Running on Wildfly 26 as application server is also supported and the EJBCA use of application server is based on JEE8. Bouncy Castle has been upgraded to version 1.73.
Downloads and Resources
EJBCA Community releases follow the release schedule for the Enterprise Edition, including all major and feature releases.
There are several options available for downloading the latest EJBCA Community:
- EJBCA Community is available for download from GitHub.
- EJBCA Community container is available for download from Docker Hub.
- EJBCA Community is available for download from SourceForge.
For download links and resources, see ejbca.org. Want to learn more about our open-source software? Get in touch over at EJBCA Discussions on GitHub, a collective space where you can share feedback and contribute ideas to future releases. We would love to hear from you.
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