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SHA-2/SHA-256 support in Fingerprint file


Article ID: 200030


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Endpoint Protection


SHA-2/SHA-256 is currently not supported in Fingerprint file, it supports only MD5 values.

Following error appears while importing a file with any other value than MD5 in it under Policies> Policy Components> File Fingerprint Lists on Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) console:

Only MD5 fingerprints can be imported. The file "\path_of_file" contains non-MD5 fingerprints.

Note: This error appears on version 14.3 RU1 and above, in older builds there is no error but the characters beyond the MD5 limit (32) are truncated and not catered. 


There is an enhancement request submitted to support SHA-2/SHA-256 support in Fingerprint file in future version of SEPM and it is under consideration with the product team.