VCRP-67-000003 - The rhttpproxy must be configured to operate solely with FIPS ciphers.


The rhttpproxy ships with FIPS 140-2 validated OpenSSL cryptographic libraries and is configured by default to run in FIPS mode. This module is used for all crypto operations performed by rhttproxy, including protection of data-in-transit over the client TLS connection.


Navigate to and open /etc/vmware-rhttpproxy/config.xml.

Locate the // block and configure as follows:


Restart the service for changes to take effect.

# vmon-cli --restart rhttpproxy

Supportive Information

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This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: Access Control.This control applies to the following type of system Unix.