How can I make RHEL 6 or RHEL 7 FIPS 140-2 compliant?

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Issue

  • How to configure Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 for FIPS compliance?
  • How to configure Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 for FIPS compliance?
  • To configure RHEL 6 or RHEL 7 to be compliant with the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2 (ref) several changes need to be made to ensure that accredited cryptographic modules are used. How?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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