[openssl-users] FIPS: Which DRBG ?

Q Gct quentin.gouchet at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 14:56:53 UTC 2015


For the second question any DRBG that are approved in FIPS SP 800-90A are
approved for any application. You can chose over tha Hash, HMAC or CTR DRBG

Best regards

Q Gouchet
Le 23 mars 2015 09:38, "jonetsu" <jonetsu at teksavvy.com> a écrit :

> Hello,
> Following on the 'SP800-90 DRBG in OpenSSL FIPS 140 for SP800-90A?' topic,
> the OpenSSL source code does not seem to mention SP 800-90A.  Only SP
> 800-90.  So the certifications were made for SP 800-90, is that right ?
> Also, does it depend on the application to choose which DRBG and moreover,
> for regular FIPS uses, does it matter which DRBG is used since they are all
> approved ?
> One more question: is there a way for us to actually know/test which one
> id used by an application ?  I currently am using a
> FIPS_post_set_callback() placed in FIPS_mode_set() - can this be useful to
> identify which DRBG is used ?  Maybe FIPS_drbg_set_callbacks() could be
> more useful ?
> Regards.
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