[openssl-users] Is there any plan for FIPS to be supported on Linux-aarch64?

Nicolae Rosia nicolae.rosia at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 14:59:09 UTC 2015

I see. Still, the documentation sent to the lab would be helpful to
the community to better understand/review the existing code.

On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 5:44 PM, Steve Marquess <marquess at openssl.com> wrote:
> On 04/06/2015 10:09 AM, Nicolae Rosia wrote:
>> Is the documentation for the current validation available? Maybe
>> someone can pick it up and work from there.
> It doesn't work that way. With FIPS 140-2 the software itself is never
> the problem, it's everything else.
> The OpenSSL FIPS Object Module is entirely open source, but having the
> source code does you no good when what you want is a software product
> that satisfies the USG procurement requirements for FIPS 140-2 validated
> cryptography. Remember that the challenge with FIPS 140-2 isn't to have
> working code (you have that already with stock OpenSSL); it is to have
> code (in a peculiar form, a "cryptographic module") that has been
> officially blessed by an arcane and tedious bureaucratic process.
> That blessing (validation) is something that costs money, for accredited
> test lab and CMVP fees, not to mention a substantial amount of labor.
> -Steve M.
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