FIPS\-MODE\-SETUP

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Updated: 09/23/2020
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NAME

fips-mode-setup - Check, enable, or disable the system FIPS mode.  

SYNOPSIS

fips-mode-setup [COMMAND]  

DESCRIPTION

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.  

OPTIONS

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.

• --is-enabled: Checks the system FIPS mode status and returns failure error code if disabled (2) or inconsistent (1).

• --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.
 

FILES

/proc/sys/crypto/fips_enabled

The kernel FIPS mode flag.
 

SEE ALSO

update-crypto-policies(8), fips-finish-install(8)  

AUTHOR

Written by Tomáš Mráz.


 

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