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SQL Anywhere 11.0.0 » SQL Anywhere 11 - Changes and Upgrading » What's new in version 10.0.1 » Product-wide features

 

New features

Following is a list of product-wide additions introduced in version 10.0.1.

New ODBC driver for Oracle

There is now a native ODBC driver for Oracle called iAnywhere Solutions 10 - Oracle.

Previously, iAnywhere rebranded an Oracle driver that was created by a third party. Now, iAnywhere has its own Oracle ODBC driver for use by SQL Anywhere applications. Using this driver, you can expect faster bug fixes and improved functionality when dealing with international character data. If you have MobiLink deployments using an Oracle consolidated database or you use OMNI to connect to Oracle, you are strongly urged to switch to this new driver.

See iAnywhere Solutions Oracle driver.

Transport-layer security
  • New certificate utilities   Two new utilities, createcert and viewcert, allow you to make, modify, and view security certificates. Previously, the utilities gencert, reqtool, and readcert were used for this purpose (those utilities have been deprecated).

    Viewcert allows you to view several types of PKI object. Previously, you could only view certificates. Viewcert also allows you to view both PEM and DER objects; previously, you could only view PEM objects. With viewcert you can also convert between PEM and DER, as well as encrypt or decrypt passwords.

    Createcert combines the functionality of the old gencert and reqtool utilities, and provides new functionality. When creating an ECC curve, you can now choose your curve; previously you had to use sect163k1. You can use key sizes from 512 to 16384 bits; previously, the size limit was 512 to 2048 bits. There is now a default GUID serial number; previously there was no default. You can now optionally create certificates that can sign other certificates. You can also specify advanced options that determine how a certificate's private key can be used. Finally, you can now use unencrypted private keys; previously, all private keys had to have a password.

    See Certificate Creation utility (createcert) and Certificate Viewer utility (viewcert).

  • Upgraded Certicom Security Builder for FIPS support on Windows CE   SQL Anywhere products can use one of two FIPS-certified modules for encryption, both from Certicom:

    • On Palm OS, you must still use Security Builder Government Services Edition v1.0.1.
    • On Windows CE, you must now use Security Builder Government Services Edition v2.0.0 because these libraries can be signed for use on Windows Mobile.

    See FIPS-approved encryption technology.