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FIPS Compliance-Part I. How to enable the FIPS

How to Enable the FIPS in WebSphere Application Server?

Login to the web console (http[s]://[hostname]:port/ibm/console) and navigate to:

  1. Security > SSL certificate and key management.
  2. Go to Manage FIPS
  3. Select the check box to Use the United States Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS 140-2) algorithms
  4. Click Apply.
  5. Save the configuration changes.

Next, set the environment variable to restrict the IBMJSSE2 provider to FIPS-compliant algorithms:

  1. Servers > Application servers, and choose your application server
  2. In the 'Configuration' tab, select the Server Infrastructure field
  3. Click on the Java and Process Management > Process Definition
  4. In the Additional Properties field, click Java Virtual Machine
  5. Inside the Generic JVM Arguments field add the value:
  6. Or, add the property to the jvm.options file
How to enable fips 140-2 in Websphere Application Server

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