OpenSSL 3.0 FIPS module configuration file

Richard Dymond rjdymond at
Wed Feb 16 20:14:18 UTC 2022

On Tue, 15 Feb 2022 at 09:53, Tomas Mraz <tomas at> wrote:

> Please note that there are two checksums in the configuration file. One
> of them is the FIPS module checksum and the other is the checksum of
> the configuration. You can copy the file across machines if it is
> without the configuration checksum - that means the selftest will be
> always run when the FIPS module (i.e., the fips provider) is loaded.

Thanks for the info! I was wondering whether there was a FIPS-compliant way
to use fips.dll on a machine without first having to run 'openssl
fipsinstall' on that machine, and this seems to be it.

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