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As of BC Java 1.54 from a JCA/JCE point of view the module is largely a drop in replacement and can be used with the other BC APIs for certificate generation, CMS, TSP, S/MIME, OpenPGP and other protocols. Owing to the requirements of FIPS, particularly in respect to boundary issues the lightweight API is quite different, however the ASN.1 packages and the EC math package is are the same.

Pending Release

Name: bc-fips-1.0.0.jar


Status: The BC FIPS 1.0.0 module is currently in the under NIST queue awaiting review. Progress of the module can be followed at: