This procedure sets the underlying Microsoft server IIS and .NET connections to use FIPS validated cryptographic algorithms. IIS (Internet Information Server) handles communications with external web users. .NET connections handle communications with additional pollers (if used) and a secondary WhatsUp Gold failover server (if used).
Setting the WhatsUp Gold server platform to use FIPS cryptography means you must set any additional poller server system or secondary WhatsUp Gold failover server system to use FIPS cryptography as well. Web user browsers automatically use the correct cryptography.
To check for and enable use of FIPS cryptography: