<<When FIPS is enabled, the name NSS Internal PKCS #11 Module changes to NSS Internal FIPS PKCS #11 Module and the Enable FIPS button changes to Disable FIPS.>> I guess, FIPS means Federal Information Processing Standards (think of the HTML <acronym> tag ;) ), but even for a security interested person, out of the texts I find in Help, I have little clue what enabling this service really does to the functionality? Perhaps this could be summarized in a sentence, or a link into a nist.gov FIPS website would do? Build 2002102008
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Priority: -- → P3
Hardware: PC → All
Version: unspecified → 2.4
Mass reassign ssaux bugs to nobody
Assignee: ssaux → nobody
Component: Security: S/MIME → Security: S/MIME
Product: Core → MailNews Core
I just found this by going to Help/Firefox Help, and searching for "FIPS": http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Configuring+Firefox+for+FIPS+140-2?bl=n&s=fips Closing for now, but if you have other ideas please see if they might work as additions/edits to that page.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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