Closed Bug 408205 Opened 13 years ago Closed 9 years ago
Need a test (litmus) for FIPS mode
We had a little scare in bug 404340 (see also bug 370693) that FIPS mode might be broken in beta2. After some discussion in #developers we think we're ok, but we'd like to add a test in Litmus for FIPS mode to make sure we get adequate testing. Kaie/nelson: what would be a good test from within the Firefox UI to see whether FIPS mode is working properly?
In Firefox UI, try to enable FIPS mode. prefs/advanced/encryption/security devices/enable fips button In general, if that dialog shows a button labeled "disable fips", you're in FIPS mode, and if you can do SSL while in that mode, you should be fine. Note that FIPS mode requires you have a master password set - do that before you attempt to enabled FIPS mode. CC'ing some more people to correct me, but I think "working SSL while FIPS mode enabled" is a correct hint that FIPS mode is working.
i will create a litmus testcase for this
https://litmus.mozilla.org/show_test.cgi?id=5200 is one test case that has been created, I will create a few more for enabling and disabling.
adding in Litmus+ flag. Unless folks think more tests are needed here, then can this bug be resolved fixed?
Flags: in-litmus? → in-litmus+
Is this issue resolved?
Thanks a lot for working on this, Marcia! It would be nice if the litmus would list the following additional information: Verify that the label of the button still says "enable fips".
Assignee: kaie → marcia
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
(In reply to comment #0) > > Kaie/nelson: what would be a good test from within the Firefox UI to see > whether FIPS mode is working properly? Hmm, if the intention is to "test that FIPS mode is working properly", then the litmus test https://litmus.mozilla.org/show_test.cgi?id=5200 is not sufficient. What you'd need to do is: - in firefox or thunderbird or any other app, go to preferences, find the security preferences - select "use a master password" - enter password twice, use: 123.456, confirm - go to preferences advanced / encryption - click security devices - click enable fips - you should NOT get a prompt - the label of "enable fips" button should have changed to "disable fips" - the button may have changed to disabled (grayed out), that's fine
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
Based on the previous comment, I believe the following testcase should suffice: https://litmus.mozilla.org/show_test.cgi?id=13884 Resolving FIXED.
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Closed: 10 years ago → 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Issue is Resolved - removing QA-Wanted Keywords - QA-Wanted query clean-up task
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