[openssl-users] Does OpenSSL FIPS modules only affect libcrypto.so

Dr. Stephen Henson steve at openssl.org
Tue Jan 19 18:52:45 UTC 2016

On Tue, Jan 19, 2016, security veteran wrote:

> openssl dgst -md5 FILE_NAME
> To me it looks like the openssl commands are always run with FIPS enabled
> in this case. Is that the expected behavior?

Ihe openssl command enters FIPS mode if the environmant variable OPENSSL_FIPS
is set.

Dr Stephen N. Henson. OpenSSL project core developer.
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