In some cases it may be necessary to update the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) to allow connectivity to a database which uses encrypted communications
1) Download the JCE from here: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jce8-download-2133166.html
Note that a newer version may be available. Make sure the version used aligns with the JDK/JVM currently used.
2) Extract the downloaded .zip. One file is the readme, the other two files âlocal_policy.jarâ and âUS_export_policy.jarâ
Now, where these files are placed is a variable. In short they need to be placed within a couple of locations within the ALM or Octane installation paths where the java resides.
Mind that this path differs from where ALM is deployed.
ALM 12.60, 15.00, or Octane...
1) Open a shell and type: whereis java
2) Note the path, denoted as '<path>' below...
Note: Be mindful when updating on Linux because there can be wide variances where a JDK/JVM is located and used by ALM or Octane. If the correct JDK/JVM isn't updated this procedure will have no effect. Risk is low however as this isn't likely to break anything.
The files âlocal_policy.jarâ and âUS_export_policy.jarâ need to be placed in both of the paths above.
3) Restart ALM or Octane for the changes to take effect