MySQL Secure Deployment Guide  /  FIPS Support

Appendix C FIPS Support

MySQL 8.0 supports FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) mode, if compiled using OpenSSL, and a FIPS-enabled OpenSSL library and FIPS Object Module are available at runtime. FIPS mode imposes conditions on cryptographic operations such as restrictions on acceptable encryption algorithms or requirements for longer key lengths. The ssl_fips_mode system variable enables control of FIPS mode on the server side. The --ssl-fips-mode client option enables control of FIPS mode on the client side. Both options are disabled by default.

FIPS mode has been tested for MySQL on EL7, but may work on other systems.

For more information about this security feature, see FIPS Support in the MySQL Reference Manual.