FIPS Mode

X-Win32 uses an embedded FIPS 140-2-validated cryptographic module (Validation #1051 for the OpenSSL FIPS Object Module 1.2 ) running on a Windows platform per FIPS 140-2 Implementation Guidance section G.5 guidelines.

Enforce FIPS Mode

X-Win32 2012 build 104 has an advanced configuration option that forces X-Win32 to always use FIPS mode regardless of the SSH setting. This is an advanced option that requires the editing of the Xserver.config file directly

  • Open %APPDATA%\StarNet\X-Win32\XServer.config in Notepad
  • Under <Configuration> add the following line <AlwaysUseFips>true</AlwaysUseFips>
  • Save the file and Copy this file into the Program Files directory where xwin32.exe is located