1. Perform steps 1 - 3 as described in the section, Enabling FIPS 140 mode on a new installation
  2. Go to the <BASEDIR>/CONSOLE/smarts/notif/editor/ or the <BASEDIR>/SAM/smarts/notif/editor folder, and edit the NotifGui.bat/ file to replace the string, “com.netmg.notif.gui.NotifApplication” with “-Dcom.smarts.fips_mode=true com.netmg.notif.gui.NotifApplication.”
  3. Set the value for the parameter SM_FIPS140 to TRUE in the file. This file is located under the <BASEDIR>/CONSOLE/smarts/local/conf folder of your Global Console installation.


    Use "-Dcom.smarts.fips_mode=true" as a command line parameter for the sm_gui command.

    Note: If you install the servers as a service on Linux platforms, the services will start automatically after you issue the sm_rebond command. First stop the services, modify SM_FIPS140=TRUE in the file, and then manually start the services.
    After enabling FIPS 140 mode, when you start the broker and the SAM server, you may see the following message in the server log:
    “CI-W-NOCGSS-No certificate loaded for INCHARGE-AM, generating self-signed certificate.”

    This message is generated because FIPS 140 requires secure communication, which can be achieved using SSL. If this certificate is not available, the SAM Manager generates a self-signed certificate. This message is benign in nature and does not impact functionality.