Cisco IOS XR System Security Command Reference for the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router, Release 4.3.x
FIPS commands
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FIPS commands

FIPS commands

This module describes the commands used in enabling the FIPS mode.

For detailed information about FIPS configuration tasks, and examples, see the Configuring FIPS Mode chapter in Cisco IOS XR System Security Configuration Guide for the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router.

crypto fips-mode

To configure FIPS, use the crypto fips-mode command in the global configuration mode. To remove FIPS configuration, use the no form of this command.

crypto fips-mode

no crypto fips-mode

Syntax Description

This command has no keywords or arguments.

Command Default


Command Modes

Global configuration

Command History

Release Modification
Release 4.3.1

This command was introduced.

Usage Guidelines

Install and activate the c12k-k9sec.pie file before using this command.


For the configuration to take effect, reload the router by using the reload command in the admin mode.

Use the show logging command to display the contents of logging buffers. You can use the show logging | i fips command to filter FIPS specific logging messages.

Task ID

Task ID Operation


read, write


This example shows how to configure FIPS:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router# configure
RP/0/0/CPU0:router(config)# crypto fips-mode