Example: Configuring FIPS Self-Tests
This example shows how to configure FIPS self-tests to run periodically.
Hardware and Software Requirements
You must have administrative privileges to configure FIPS self-tests.
The device must be running the evaluated version of Junos OS in FIPS mode software.
The FIPS self-test consists of the following suites of known answer tests (KATs):
kernel_kats—KAT for kernel cryptographic routines
md_kats—KAT for libmd and libc
openssl_kats—KAT for OpenSSL cryptographic implementation
ssh_ipsec_kats—KAT for SSH IPsec Toolkit cryptographic implementation
In this example, the FIPS self-test is executed at 9:00 AM in New York City, USA, every Wednesday.
Instead of weekly tests, you can configure monthly tests by including the month and day-of-month statements.
When a KAT self-test fails, a log message is written to the system log messages file with details of the test failure. Then the system panics and reboots.
CLI Quick Configuration
To quickly configure this example, copy the following commands into a text file, remove any line breaks, and then paste the commands into the CLI at the  hierarchy level.
To configure the FIPS self-test:
- Configure the FIPS self-test to execute at 9:00 AM every
Wednesday.[edit system fips self-test]user@host# set periodic start-time 09:00user@host# set periodic day-of-week 3
If you are done configuring the device, commit the configuration.[edit system fips self-test]user@host# commit
From configuration mode, confirm your configuration by issuing the show system command. If the output does not display the intended configuration, repeat the instructions in this example to correct the configuration.