[openssl-users] Help needed on FIPS error 0409A09E:lib(4):func(154):reason(158)

Dr. Stephen Henson steve at openssl.org
Thu Jul 16 22:50:38 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jul 16, 2015, Jayalakshmi bhat wrote:

> Hi All,
> I am using OpenSSL library for a SSL client performing mutual
> authentication. RSA certificate used is signed with SHA512 digest. When I
> switch to FIPS mode and perform re-authentication, I am hitting an
> error :0409A09E:lib(4):func(154):reason(158). Cipher used is AES128-SHA.
> Can any one tell me what could be the possible issue?

A bit more information would be helpful. When you say "SSL client" do you mean
using SSL v3.0 or TLS? SSL 3.0 isn't allowed in FIPS mode but I'd expect a
different error.

Which version of OpenSSL are you using? Can you reproduce the error using

Dr Stephen N. Henson. OpenSSL project core developer.
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