Java application unexpectedly running in FIPS mode and/or crypto policies applied on RHEL 8.6

Solution In Progress - Updated -


  • The following setting in $JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/security/ globally disables FIPS for all Java applications in java-1.8.0-openjdk- but does not work in java-1.8.0-openjdk-1:
  • Upgrading from java-1.8.0-openjdk-1: to java-1.8.0-openjdk-1:, results in an exception that indicates FIPS mode is enabled. For example:
Error occured reading security configuration; nested exception is JCEKS not found


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.6
  • OpenJDK 8u332
  • OpenJDK 11.0.15
  • OpenJDK 17.0.3

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