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I have a situation where I need to make my RHEL6 system FIPS140-2 compliant...which includes apache and mod_ssl. However, after I make the server run in "fips 140 mode" Apache does not recognize the SSLFIPS directive...and fails with the following error:

Invalid command 'SSLFIPS', perhaps misspelled or defined by a module not included in the server configuration

I installed mod_ssl from yum. This is a subscribed RHEL6 system...and is wired into RHN.

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So after much searching and some time spent with some professional support staff, turns out mod_ssl is not "approved" for use on a fips 140-2 enabled system.

In order to have SSL, you must leverage mod_nss instead.

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