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fips-mode-setup - Check, enable, or disable the system FIPS mode.
fips-mode-setup(8) is used to check and control the system FIPS mode.
When enabling the system FIPS mode the command completes the installation of FIPS modules if needed by calling fips-finish-install and changes the system crypto policy to FIPS.
Then the command modifies the boot loader configuration to add fips=1 and boot=<boot-device> options to the kernel command line.
When disabling the system FIPS mode the system crypto policy is switched to DEFAULT and the kernel command line option fips=0 is set.
The following options are available in fips-mode-setup tool.
--enable: Enables the system FIPS mode.
--disable: Disables the system FIPS mode.
--check: Checks the system FIPS mode status.
--no-bootcfg: The tool will not attempt to change the boot loader configuration and it just prints the options that need to be added to the kernel command line.
The kernel FIPS mode flag.
Written by Tomáš Mráz.