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Check the FIPS Local/Group Security Policy Flag

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Updated June 16, 2017


This article describes how to determine if FIPS is enabled or disabled on the Orion server by checking the FIPS Local/Group Security Policy Flag .


  • All NPM versions
  • All Windows OS versions


While there are alternative methods for setting the FIPS Local/Group Security Policy Flag, the following method is included as a guide to users with Administrative privileges. This description is for the Local Security Policy, but the Group Security Policy may be set in a similar manner.

  1. Click Run and enter secpol.msc.
  2. In the Local Security Policy management console window, go to Local Policies > Security Options.
  3. Scroll down to System cryptography: Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing in the right pane and check the value (Disabled by default) under the Security Setting column.


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