Need FIPS 140-2 requirement for Rocky Linux


We are very excited about Rocky Linux but we require our OS to be FIPS 140-2 certified/validated because of our requirements from our customers. We are currently running the latest CentOS 8. We are investigating moving away from CentOS 8 and Rocky Linux has some great potential but I cannot investigate/use Rocky Linux if it doesn’t support FIPS 140-2. Are their any plans to fully support this like CentOS 8 anytime soon?


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Rocky Linux supports the same FIPS mode configuration as EL8, but it is not yet validated. FIPS validation is on our roadmap.

Also, you may want to discontinue using CentOS immediately. CentOS is not FIPS validated. FIPS validated Linux crypto modules are listed on