Red Hat Single Sign-On (RH SSO) fails to start in OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) when using FIPS

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • We have FIPS enabled on the cluster:

    $ oc get cm <ConfigMap> -n <Project> -o yaml | grep -i "fips"
    fips: true

    The following message is displayed on the RH SSO's pod's startup:

    •[0;33mWARN No password defined for JGroups cluster. AUTH protocol will be disabled. Please define JGROUPS_CLUSTER_PASSWORD.•[0m
    INFO Configuring JGroups discovery protocol to dns.DNS_PING
    INFO Creating HTTPS keystore via OpenShift's service serving x509 certificate secrets..

    And then it exits abruptly, switching the status to CrashLoopBackOff.

  • With a fips: true OpenShift cluster the RH SSO images fail to start giving the error:

    Importing keystore /opt/eap/keystores/jgroups-keystore.pk12 to /opt/eap/keystores/jgroups-keystore.jks...
    keytool error: parseAlgParameters failed: PBE AlgorithmParameters not available


  • Red Hat Single Sign-On (RH SSO)
    • 7.X
  • OpenShift Container Platform (OCP)
    • 3.11
    • 4.X

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