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Re: mariadb + FIPS


Hi, Captain!

On Aug 29, Captain Wiggum wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have searched the archives and forums and cannot find an answer to
> this question.
> Does mariadb support FIPS, and if so, how or where is a document about
> this.

Yes, it does. The link was earlier in the thread.

> I use mariadb 10.3.17 with OpenSSL 1.0.2 with FIPS enabled, all
> built from source.

The fact that it works means that MariaDB supports FIPS, right? :)

> In FIPS mode, SHA1 is disallowed by openssl, as required by FIPS.
> However, when I search the mariadb code, SHA1 is used in many places.

FIPS doesn't disallow SHA1.

As far as I understand, it only doesn't allow to use SHA1 for
digital signatures. And MariaDB doesn't do that.

> How can I update mariadb to use sha256, without a ton of recoding?

you cannot. if you don't want to use SHA1, use a different
authentication plugin, for example, ed25519 or PAM.

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