GnuPG (gpg2) and FIPS 140-2 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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  • Is GnuPG in RHEL6 and RHEL7 FIPS-compliant?
  • We are trying to verify if gpg2 is FIPS 140-2 compliant.
  • When running in FIPS mode, does gpg restrict use of crypto to FIPS-approved hashes and ciphers?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • GnuPG (gpg2 from gnupg2 rpm)

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