OpenSSL 1.0.2 EOL and new FIPS-validated crypto module

Dr Paul Dale paul.dale at
Mon Oct 21 15:56:16 UTC 2019

The EOL date for OpenSSL 1.0.2 will not be extended.

It is possible to purchase premium level support which will provide 1.0.2 updates beyond its normal end of life.  See: <>

Dr Paul Dale | Distinguished Architect | Cryptographic Foundations 
Phone +61 7 3031 7217
Oracle Australia

> On 21 Oct 2019, at 9:11 pm, Salman Baset <salman.a.baset at> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I was wondering if there is any update on getting a new FIPS-validated module for OpenSSL by the end of this year (before EOL of 1.0.2), as was mentioned in this blog post:
> <>
> According to this email, the new FIPS module is dependent on OpenSSL 3.0, whose release timing is not certain yet.
> <>
> I will appreciate if someone can provide an update on the new FIPS timeline as that will help folks who are looking to depend on OpenSSL's FIPS-validated modules in the next 6-9 months or so.
> Lastly, is there any chance of extending the EOL date of OpenSSL 1.0.2 till the new FIPS module/OpenSSL 3.0 becomes available?
> Thanks
> Salman

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