Author christian.heimes
Recipients Andrew DiPrinzio, bkabrda, cheryl.sabella, christian.heimes, cstratak, dholth, dmalcolm, doughellmann, gregory.p.smith, hroncok, icordasc, jpokorny, lukecarrier, miss-islington, pitrou, rbcollins, rpetrov, vstinner, yolanda.robla
Date 2020-04-24.14:47:47
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I'm against exposing the function as hashlib.get_fips_mode() because it is an internal implementation detail. I don't want to confuse users or make users think that "if hashlib.get_fips_mode()" is sufficient for feature tests. For starters there are multiple levels and versions of the FIPS standard like FIPS-140-2 and FIPS-140-3.

Instead if doing a FIPS test, users and applications should perform a feature test and handle the error. The approach is future-proof and can also cover crypto policies restriction like minimum key sizes.
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