OpenSSL DRBG in FIPS mode confusion.

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OpenSSL DRBG in FIPS mode confusion.

Jayalakshmi bhat
Hi All,

OpenSSL uses 256 bit AES-CTR DRBG as default DRBG in FIPS mode. I have question associated with this. 

1. OpenSSL wiki says  : Default DRBG is 256-bit CTR AES using a derivation function
2. Where as the document  mentions "no derivation function" in one place and in another sections mentions both
Section 4 Modes of Operation and Cryptographic Functionality
Random Number  Generation;    [SP 800­90] DRBG5                         Hash DRBG  
Symmetric key  generation        Prediction resistance                       HMAC DRBG, no reseed 
                                               supported for all variations               CTR DRBG (AES), no derivation function 
Section 6 Self­test 
DRBG  KAT  CTR_DRBG: AES, 256 bit with and without derivation function 

Please can any one let me know what is the default behavior? Is there any way to toggle between using and not using derivation function.


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