remove FIPS support in Firefox

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Core
Security: PSM
P2
normal
6 months ago
5 months ago

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(Reporter: keeler, Unassigned)

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(Whiteboard: [psm-backlog])

Maintaining support for FIPS in Firefox has become increasingly burdensome (see the discussion in bug 1337950). Telemetry indicates it is uncommon to enable ( https://mzl.la/2oTWcSi ). Finally, we're not aware of any concrete organizational requirements that mandate it (see in particular bug 1337950 comment 31). We should just remove it.
Can we start maybe with simply removing the Enable FIPS button from Tools > Options > Advanced > Certificates > Security Devices? This can be done without any impact, since the button doesn't work anyway, so the change can be uplifted to version 53 also.

Updated

5 months ago
See Also: → bug 1366582

Comment 2

5 months ago
(In reply to Onno Ekker [:nONoNonO UTC+1] from comment #1)
> Can we start maybe with simply removing the Enable FIPS button from Tools >
> Options > Advanced > Certificates > Security Devices? This can be done
> without any impact, since the button doesn't work anyway, so the change can
> be uplifted to version 53 also.

I filed Bug 1366582, although I don't think there's a real need to uplift the change.
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