When Library is loaded after setting DBFIPS_140 (Doc ID 2191845.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 12, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

 The Goal is to make aware of when the underlying library is loaded after setting DBFIPS_140 in the database to comply with FIPS.

 

Setting the database complaint to DBFIPS_140  can be done from the below document

From notes:
https://docs.oracle.com/database/121/DBSEG/asoappe.htm#DBSEG1041


"Be aware that setting DBFIPS_140 to TRUE and thus using the underlying library in FIPS mode incurs a certain amount of overhead when the library is first loaded. This is due to the verification of the signature and the execution of the self tests on the library. Once the library is loaded, then there is no other impact on performance."

 

From above note it is unclear as to when the library is loaded.

Solution

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