Disabling FIPS Encryption for Windows 2008 and 2012
When installing the Input Service on Windows 2008 and Windows to 2012, the ancora Input Service requires that FIPEncryptionAlgorthim be disabled because ancoraDocs uses the MD5 algorithm which is not FIPS compliant. The MD5 algorithm uses Windows Communication Foundation to obtain a hash value. The hash value generates a unique name for a data contract.
- Disable the “Local Security Setting System cryptography: Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing” policy in Windows.
- Go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative tools > Local Security Policy. The Group Policy dialog appears. Under the “Local Policies” heading, select “Security Options” and look for the entry, “System cryptography: Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing.” If this entry is enabled, disable it.
- Or open the registry editor and browse the following path. Make sure this registry subkey is set to 0: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\fipsalgorithmpolicy