CME plans to install a software update to CME Secure SFTP on Saturday April 11, 2015. With this enhancement, CME will no longer support “Open SSH public key format” that is currently used by some of clearing firms to connect to CME SFTP. Instead CME will now support “SSH Public Key File Format (RFC4716)” effective April 11, 2015.
This change will impact connectivity to the following CME SFTP sites:
To help with this enhancement, CME will convert the majority of the Open SSH Public Keys to SSH Public Key File Format RFC4716. Some customers with special public keys will need to convert their current keys to RFC4716 format. CME is directly reaching out to these customers and providing them with key conversion instructions.
Firms can test this enhancement now by connecting to the CME Test SFTP site. Below please find the site information and testing procedure:
Please note the following regarding the Test SFTP site.
Mock Testing in Production on April 11:
For more information please contact CME Clearing at (312) 207-2525.
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