Configuring SSL/TLS FIPS
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The Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a set of standards relating to the security of data and other information technology resources.
FIPS sets specific requirements for cybersecurity such as computer encryption schemes, key generation methods, computer security, and interoperability among others.
For more information about FIPs refer to the following:
ssl_ is an engine variable in SingleStore that is used to enable SSL/TLS FIPS mode on each node.
ssl_ is set to ON, the FIPS mode is enabled, which is a security standard that sets a stringent limit on what security algorithms are allowed, and mandates the use of specific key lengths and hash functions.
ssl_ is set to ON, certain cryptographic algorithms and hash functions, such as MD5, are disabled because they do not satisfy the standards of FIPS mode.
SingleStoreDB uses the OpenSSL FIPS module.
Last modified: June 8, 2023