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Disabling FIPS Mode


As Crypto Officer, you might need to disable FIPS mode on your switch to return it to non-FIPS operation.

Best Practice

For FIPS 140-2 compliance, you must zeroize the system to remove sensitive information before disabling FIPS mode on the switch.

To disable FIPS mode in Junos OS:

  1. Log in to the switch with your Crypto Officer password if you have not already done so:
  2. Follow the instructions in Zeroizing the System (FIPS Mode) to zeroize the switch.
  3. When the system finishes rebooting, log in to the switch again with your Crypto Officer password and enter configuration mode:
  4. Commit the configuration change:

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