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API Gateway: Enabling FIPS in GRUB

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Article ID: 188969

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Products

CA API Gateway API SECURITY CA API Gateway Precision API Monitoring Module for API Gateway (Layer 7) CA API Gateway Enterprise Service Manager (Layer 7) STARTER PACK-7 CA Microgateway

Issue/Introduction

Can FIPS be enabled at the OS level on the Gateway OVA and hardware appliances?

ie:
Adding
fips=1 into /boot/grub/grub.conf 

Environment

Release : 9.4

Component : API GATEWAY

Resolution

It is not currently possible to change this setting on the Gateway appliances without causing issues.
This has never been formally tested and the appliances lack some of the underlying libraries required to enable this, for example dracut-fips.