EVA ICS uses OpenSSL cryptographic modules functions for:

  • Token generation

  • AES encryption/decryption (replication services)

  • Data and password hashing

The passwords are always hashes in PBKDF2-HMAC mode (16-byte salt, 100k iterations), unless user accounts are deployed with pre-calculated SHA-hashes (not recommended for production systems).

Third-party services may use other cryptographic modules, consider reviewing the corresponding security audits.

Native packages

Supported distributions




Arch code

x86-64 (64-bit Intel/AMD)


Ubuntu 20.04 LTS


OpenSSL versions

Native packages use system cryptographic modules only. If vulnerabilities are found in the actual versions, this can be fixed by applying system updates in the regular way.

Switching to native


By default, EVA ICS node is installed using an universal package. This behaviour can be changed with adding --force-arch option to the installer, e.g.:

./ --force-arch x86_64-ubuntu20.04 -a --hmi

When native binaries are installed and OS upgrade is planned (e.g. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS -> Ubuntu 22.04 LTS), you MUST insure the native EVA ICS package exists for the new OS version, otherwise there is no warranty that the node will work properly.

Switching existing systems to native and vice-versa


This operation is relatively safe, but may lead to serious problems in rare cases, full node backup is highly recommended.

  • The current node architecture can be obtained with the command:

/opt/eva4/svc/eva-node --mode info | jq -r .arch
  • Open and make sure the native package exists for the installed version, perform the node update if required.

  • It is highly recommended to use packages of the same version and build only.

  • Execute the following command, where the last URL parameter points to the selected EVA ICS package (.tgz tarball):

cd /opt/eva4
sudo -s
curl | sh /dev/stdin
  • DO NOT INTERRUPT the process until completed.

  • If the node is unable to start, restore it from the backup or switch EVA ICS architecture back to the previous one using the same way.

Universal packages



Arch code

x86-64 (64-bit Intel/AMD)



aarch64 (64-bit ARM)



OpenSSL versions

Default supplied universal binaries (both free and Enterprise version) use “vendored” (built-in) OpenSSL libraries. This allows to use the binaries without external dependencies, however may lead to security problems if vulnerabilities are found in the actual OpenSSL version.

Custom EVA ICS Enterprise native binaries for particular OS/distributions can be provided for customers with active contracts by request.

FIPS 140

OpenSSL has a FIPS module, which is NIST-certified (#4282) as FIPS 140-2 complaint.

Starting from v4.0.0 build 2022100903, EVA ICS can have FIPS-140 mode activated with the following:

  • Make sure the native package is installed.

  • Enable FIPS-140 mode in the operating system

  • Activate FIPS-140 mode by putting FIPS=true option in eva_config, The option tells the node to enable FIPS-140 mode even if it is disabled by OS defaults.

  • After the node restart, FIPS mode is activated and the message “FIPS: enabled” appears in the node log.

  • All the default services and all third-party services, based on Rust SDK >= 0.1.108 activate FIPS mode automatically at launch.

  • Note that if FIPS-140 can not be enabled but the option is set, the node will not go online.


Connecting untrusted remote nodes

See Replicating untrusted nodes and Untrusted nodes and zero-failure replication.