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Enabling FIPSMode="on" On Tomcat Server Causes Tomcat To Not Start Up. (Doc ID 2754006.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 24, 2021

Applies to:

Siebel CRM - Version 17.0 [IP2017] and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When attempting to enable FIPSMODE="on" on Tomcat it fails to startup, and the following error is found in the applicationcontainer/logs/catalina.yyyy-mm-dd.log

11-Jan-2021 11:54:06.215 SEVERE [main] org.apache.catalina.core.AprLifecycleListener.lifecycleEvent Failed to enter FIPS mode
java.lang.Error: Failed to enter FIPS mode
at org.apache.catalina.core.AprLifecycleListener.lifecycleEvent(AprLifecycleListener.java:146)
at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.fireLifecycleEvent(LifecycleBase.java:123)
at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.setStateInternal(LifecycleBase.java:423)
at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.init(LifecycleBase.java:135)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.load(Catalina.java:584)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.load(Catalina.java:607)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:483)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.load(Bootstrap.java:303)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.main(Bootstrap.java:473)
11-Jan-2021 11:54:06.215 SEVERE [main] org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.load Error initializing Catalina
org.apache.catalina.LifecycleException: Failed to initialize component [StandardServer[-1]]
at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.handleSubClassException(LifecycleBase.java:440)
at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.init(LifecycleBase.java:139)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.load(Catalina.java:584)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.load(Catalina.java:607)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:483)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.load(Bootstrap.java:303)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.main(Bootstrap.java:473)


STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Modify the server.xml to include FIPSMode=on in the entry as follows:
 
  from:
       <Listener className="org.apache.catalina.core.AprLifecycleListener" SSLEngine="on" />
  to:
       <Listener className="org.apache.catalina.core.AprLifecycleListener" SSLEngine="on" FIPSMode="on" />

2. Restart tomcat

Changes

 

Cause

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