National Authentication Service for Health SHA-2 certificates now available

Healthcare organisations needing to renew their National Authentication Service for Health (NASH) certificate can now obtain a SHA-2 certificate through Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) if their software products are compatible.

The software industry is moving from SHA-1 to SHA-2 for improved security and from next March, only SHA-2 compatible products will be able to access systems using NASH.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: NASH, ADHA, PRODA, SHA-2

Comments  

0 # Duncan Priest 2021-09-22 09:15
"... from next March, only SHA-2 compatible products will be able to access systems using NASH" - while this was true several months ago it is no longer the case. Since May 15th this year Services Australia have been issuing renewed NASH SHA-1 certificates that have an expiry of 2 years i.e. they expire in 2023. No new SHA-1 will be issued after March '22 but until that time these new long life SHA-1, known as SHA-1 (2026), will be available. This allows sites using a mix of software, some of which supports SHA-2 and some of which doesn't, to continue without interruption for the near future.

You need to log in to post comments. If you don't have a Pulse+IT website account, click here to subscribe.

Sign up for Pulse+IT eNewsletters

Sign up for Pulse+IT website access

For more information, click here.

Copyright © 2021 Pulse+IT Communications Pty Ltd
No content published on this website can be reproduced by any person for any reason without the prior written permission of the publisher.
Supported by Social Media Agency | pepperit