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The system must be configured to use FIPS-compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-253466 WN11-SO-000230 SV-253466r877466_rule Medium
This setting ensures that the system uses algorithms that are FIPS-compliant for encryption, hashing, and signing. FIPS-compliant algorithms meet specific standards established by the U.S. Government and must be the algorithms used for all OS encryption functions.
Microsoft Windows 11 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-29


Check Text ( C-56919r829480_chk )
If the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding:

Registry Path: \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\FIPSAlgorithmPolicy\

Value Name: Enabled

Value Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1

Warning: Clients with this setting enabled will not be able to communicate via digitally encrypted or signed protocols with servers that do not support these algorithms.
Fix Text (F-56869r829481_fix)
Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Local Policies >> Security Options >> "System cryptography: Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing" to "Enabled".