Worklight lets you enable FIPS 140-2 HTTPS encryption
The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2 is a US government computer security standard used to accredit cryptographic modules. FIPS 140-2 defines four levels of physical and software security; level 1 is the lowest, level 4, the highest.
In this article, IBM software engineers Benjamin Fletcher, Eric Barkie, and Bhargav Perepa provide step-by-step instructions for integrating the FIPS 140-2 HTTP/HTTPS client libraries, created by IBM Research, into IBM Worklight Studio hybrid and native iOS and Android apps. Reading this article will earn you the ability to invoke these library APIs to create FIPS 140-2 encrypted network requests and transmit them to FIPS 140-2 certified SSL termination points inside and outside the firewall of private enterprise networks through a reverse proxy architecture.