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Securing Broker Server Using FIPS
Starting Broker Server in FIPS mode
Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are a set of standards that describe document processing, encryption algorithms and other information technology standards for use within non-military government agencies and by government contractors and vendors who work with the agencies.
webMethods Broker uses an embedded FIPS 140-2-validated cryptographic module (Certificate #1051) running on all platforms on which webMethods Broker is supported, per FIPS 140-2 Implementation Guidance section G.5.
You can start Broker Server either with FIPS enabled or disabled. When webMethods Broker starts, it checks the Broker configuration for FIPS mode configuration and records it in the Broker log file. For more information about enabling FIPS mode, see Starting Broker Server in FIPS mode.
A FIPS enabled Broker Server might not be able to communicate with a Broker Server on which FIPS is not supported. Compatibility issues can occur between two Brokers if you enable FIPS on only one Broker while SSL is configured on both.