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12c Release 1 (12.1)

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Property Description
Parameter type Boolean
Default value false
Modifiable No
Range of values true | false
Basic No
Oracle RAC All instances must use the same value.

DBFIPS_140 enables Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) and DBMS_CRYPTO PL/SQL package program units to run in a mode compliant to the Federal Information Processing Standard (subsequently known as "FIPS mode").

Set this parameter to true to use TDE and DBMS_CRYPTO in FIPS mode. This means that only FIPS-compliant algorithms may be used. By default, this parameter is set to false. When this parameter is set to false, all algorithms (FIPS-compliant or not) may be used.


This initialization parameter is available starting with Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (

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