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

Dr. Stephen Henson steve at openssl.org
Tue Jan 19 22:42:41 UTC 2016

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

> When the environment variable OPENSSL_FIPS is set, does it enable FIPS mode
> globally, so that any applications which use OpenSSL also enter FIPS mode?

No it only applies to the "openssl" application.

Dr Stephen N. Henson. OpenSSL project core developer.
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