[jcifs] FIPS compliance for JCIFS

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Mon Apr 25 18:32:28 MDT 2011

I will have to leave the question of Kerberos support to others on the list.
 I've been away from CIFS coding for a while, working instead on protocol

Chris -)-----

Marasim wrote:
> Christopher R. Hertel <crh <at> ubiqx.mn.org> writes:
>> FIPS compliant or Windows compliant?
>> Unless someone were to sponsor the testing, I don't know of any way to get
>> FIPS accreditation for jCIFS.  In any case, the real goal would be to ensure
>> that jCIFS can leverage any and all of the myriad available authentication
>> mechanisms supported by Windows CIFS servers.  I don't currently know where
>> we are in relation to that latter goal.
>> Chris -)-----
>> Marasim wrote:
>>> I tried searching for this on the forum, but cannot seem to find an answer. 
> Is 
>>> there a tweak to the JCIFS library that will make it FIPS compliant, 
> especially 
>>> for authentication to the Windows hosts?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Marasim
> Thanks for your reply Chris. My question was more in terms of inherent FIPS 
> compliance not necessarily an official accreditation or certification. I do see 
> there is a separate JCIFS kerberos package available and that may provide the 
> solution (I am still working on figuring it out, there seems to be an example 
> class KerberosAuthExample that provides some insight into how this may work). Is 
> there a way the default package (maintained more frequently) can be tweaked to 
> use FIPS compliant algorithms?
> Thanks,
> Marasim

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