Taleo Transition to SHA-2
SummaryOracle is preparing to implement SHA-2 authentication for Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service.
SHA-2 is a hashing algorithm used to sign security certificates. SHA-2 features a higher level of security than its predecessor, SHA-1. During 2016 SHA-2 will replace the SHA-1 algorithm industry-wide.
Oracle plans to support SHA-2 in TEE 15A.8 and above and Sourcing 15A.5 and above. All customers will be moved to TEE 15A.8 or higher and Sourcing 15A.5 or higher (for those who utilize Sourcing) during 2016 in order to support SHA-2. Related Cloud services such as Reporting, Scheduling Center, Assessment, and Passport Partner solutions will also be transitioned to SHA-2. After all Taleo services are on SHA-2 compatible releases, they will be switched to IP servers that utilize SHA-2 certificates rather than SHA-1, at which point Taleo Enterprise will be using SHA-2 authentication.