FIPS compliance

All CSOS, CSOS Activator, and eSubmissions applications, and some Activator implementations must adhere to the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). In Activator, FIPS is a license key-enabled option that turns on FIPS-compliant implementations of certain cryptographic algorithms. If it is enabled, your organization and your trading partners must use certificates with key lengths that adhere to the standard, or trading will be blocked.

If your implementation requires FIPS compliance, ensure you understand the standard and security algorithms. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requirements are available at http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/PubsFIPS.html.

Caution   Once the FIPS-compliant license key is enabled in your implementation and trading begins, you must not disable it. Conversely, if trading begins on an non-FIPS enabled implementation, you must not enable it.

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