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gnutls_fips140_set_mode(3)       gnutls       gnutls_fips140_set_mode(3)

NAME         top

       gnutls_fips140_set_mode - API function

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <gnutls/gnutls.h>

       void gnutls_fips140_set_mode(gnutls_fips_mode_t mode, unsigned

ARGUMENTS         top

       gnutls_fips_mode_t mode
                   the FIPS140-2 mode to switch to

       unsigned flags
                   should be zero or GNUTLS_FIPS140_SET_MODE_THREAD

DESCRIPTION         top

       That function is not thread-safe when changing the mode with no
       flags (globally), and should be called prior to creating any
       threads. Its behavior with no flags after threads are created is

       When the flag GNUTLS_FIPS140_SET_MODE_THREAD is specified then
       this call will change the FIPS140-2 mode for this particular
       thread and not for the whole process. That way an application can
       utilize this function to set and reset mode for specific

       This function never fails but will be a no-op if used when the
       library is not in FIPS140-2 mode. When asked to switch to unknown
       values for  mode or to GNUTLS_FIPS140_SELFTESTS mode, the library
       switches to GNUTLS_FIPS140_STRICT mode.

SINCE         top


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