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Configuring FIPS mode in Service Manager

For the best security, you can configure FIPS mode in Service Manager (SM) to implement FIPS 140-2 validated TLS connections in the entire system.

Note Once FIPS mode is enabled on the SM Server side (that is, fipsmode:2 is specified in the sm.ini file), clients running in non-FIPS mode are still allowed to connect to the SM Server through normal SSL. However, for the best security, this is not recommended.

To enable FIPS mode in Service Manager, perform the following steps in the listed order:

Additionally, if you need to use LW-SSO, you can configure Service Manager to use FIPS validated LW-SSO. For detailed instructions, see Configuring LW-SSO in FIPS mode.