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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 are the same.

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Release

Name: bc-fips-1.0.0.jar

BC FIPS Java 1.0.0 User Guide

BC FIPS Java 1.0.0 Security Policy

Status: The BC FIPS 1.0.0 module has finished review and is currently in co-ordination. Progress of the module can be followed at: 

http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/documents/140-1/140InProcess.pdf

Status: Released 11 November, 2016.

The module is currently tested against the JRE 1.7 and the JRE 1.8. The module is source and byte code compatible back to JDK 1.5.

 

Planned Releases

bc-fips-1.0.1.jar - patch release of bc-fips-1.0.0 (bug fixes, some improvements)

bc-fips-1.1.0.jar

Planned Retests

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