EngageOne Compose Suite , including all Microsoft Windows Applications comprising :
.. are targeted for use on Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.
This involves the use of the underlying ".NET Framework" in order for these Windows programs to execute and communicate between the different components securely.
The use of the FIPS encryption standard is not recommended for use – by Microsoft - on ANY Microsoft Desktop application using this fundamental .NET Framework.Enabling FIPS stops all modern algorithm .NET Communication Security encryption (Not FIPS certified) from working.
Obviously this affects all the above EngageOne Compose Suite programs – including Designer – in exactly the same way as every single other Desktop .NET Program which uses modern secure communication encryption built for use on Microsoft Operating Systems
Enabling FIPS causes Designer & Co to stop working.
For the reasons given above , Microsoft have issued guidance around why they no longer recommend use of FIPS
Full details are given in the Microsoft article here :
Why Microsoft do not recommend usage of FIPS anymore