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MAC Algorithm Updates

We have a vendor that is requiring that we use "hmac-sha2-512" for our SFTP connection to them.

I don't see that as an option per the documentation:
The MAC the client prefers to use for stream encryption. Required. Valid values are:
hmac-sha1-96 (V5.2.5_15 or later)
hmac-md5-96 (V5.2.5_15 or later)
Default is hmac-sha1.
(Taken from here:

Is there an update that can be applied that would provide this functionality?

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  • Jun 26 2018
  • Under Consideration
How will this idea be used?

Increases security of SFTP connections.

What is your industry? Healthcare
What is the idea priority? Medium
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