PKCS#11 APIs enable communication with software or hardware modules that perform cryptographic operations. Once PKCS#11 is installed on your server, you can configure the Sun Java System Web Server to be Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)-140 compliant. These libraries are included only in SSL version 3.0.
Install the plug-in following the FIPS-140 instructions.
Access either the Administration Server or the Server Manager and choose the Preferences tab.
From the Server Manager you must first select the server instance from the drop-down list.
Click the Edit Listen Sockets link.
The Edit Listen Sockets page appears. For a secure listen socket, the Edit Listen Socket page displays the available security settings.
To work with FIPS-140, ensure that security is enabled on the selected listen socket. For more information, see Enabling Security for Listen Sockets.
Select Enabled from the SSL Version 3 drop-down list.
Check the appropriate FIPS-140 cipher suite:
From the Server Manager, click Apply, and then Restart for changes to take effect.