Section: gnutls (3)
gnutls_fips140_set_mode - API function
void gnutls_fips140_set_mode(gnutls_fips_mode_t mode, unsigned flags);
- gnutls_fips_mode_t mode
the FIPS140-2 mode to switch to
- unsigned flags
should be zero or GNUTLS_FIPS140_SET_MODE_THREAD
That function is not thread-safe when changing the mode with no flags
(globally), and should be called prior to creating any threads. Its
behavior with no flags after threads are created is undefined.
When the flag GNUTLS_FIPS140_SET_MODE_THREAD is specified
then this call will change the FIPS140-2 mode for this particular
thread and not for the whole process. That way an application
can utilize this function to set and reset mode for specific
This function never fails but will be a no-op if used when
the library is not in FIPS140-2 mode. When asked to switch to unknown
values for mode or to GNUTLS_FIPS140_SELFTESTS mode, the library
switches to GNUTLS_FIPS140_STRICT mode.
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