In addition to the general certificates listed here, other certificates may have been issued in order to demonstrate specific security requirements for some markets.
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The following documents can be useful in context with these certifications and validations:
For information on public certifications related to Apple Internet Services, see:
For information on public certifications related to Apple applications, see:
For information on public certifications related to Apple operating systems, see:
- Product security certifications for iOS
- Product security certifications for iPadOS
- Product security certifications for macOS
- Product security certifications for watchOS
- Product security certifications for tvOS
For information on public certifications related to hardware and associated firmware components, see:
For information on hardening guides for Apple devices, see:
Cryptographic module validations
All Apple FIPS 140-2/-3 Conformance Validation Certificates are on the CMVP web site. Apple actively engages in the validation of the CoreCrypto User and CoreCrypto Kernel modules for each major release of an operating system. Validation of conformance can only be performed against a final module release version and formally submitted upon OS public release.
The CMVP maintains the validation status of cryptographic modules under four separate lists depending on their current status. The modules might begin in the Implementation Under Test List and then proceed to the Modules in Process List. Once validated, they appear on the validated cryptographic modules list, and after five years are moved to the "historical" list.
In 2020, the CMVP adopt the international standard, ISO/IEC 19790, as the basis for FIPS 140-3.
For more information about FIPS 140-2/-3 validations, see Apple Platform Security.
Apple’s native applications invoke the cryptographic modules that have been validated as part of the underlying platform. These are shown in the table below.
|CMVP Certificate Number||Module Name||Module Type||SL||Validation Date||Documents|
|Please check the Implementation Under Test List and the Modules in Process List.|
|iOS 12||3438||Apple CoreCrypto Kernel Module v9.0 for ARM||SW||1||2019-04-23|
|3433||Apple CoreCrypto User Module v9.0 for ARM||SW||1||2019-04-11|
|3523||Apple Secure Key Store Cryptographic Module v9.0
|iOS 11||3148||Apple CoreCrypto User Module v8.0 for ARM||SW||1||2018-03-09
|3147||Apple CoreCrypto Kernel Module v8.0 for ARM||SW||1||2018-03-09
|3223||Apple Secure Key Store Cryptographic Module v1.0
Common Criteria (CC) certifications
NIAP typically maintain evaluations on the Product Compliant List for two years, after which they are reviewed for conformance with the current assurance maintenance policy. The CC Portal may maintain products on the certified product list for five years.
The Common Criteria Portal lists certifications that can be mutually recognized under the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA).
For more information about Common Criteria certifications, see Apple Platform Security.
In 2018, Apple initiated application security evaluations for key applications ruining on iOS 11 with the Safari browser and Contacts applications.
In 2019, Apple continued these with the Safari browser and Contacts applications running in iOS 12.
Apple will pursue further security evaluations of key applications on future operating system releases.
|Scheme ID||Title||Protection Profile(s)||Date Certified||Documents|
Evaluations with NIAP for iOS13 (iPhone & iPad mobile device/VPN/Wireless/MDM Agent), Safari and Contacts are underway. For macOS: evaluations using the General purpose operating system and full disk encryption (AA and EE) Protection Profiles are underway.
Products in evaluation (NIAP)
|iOS 12||10960||iOS 12 Safari||PP for Application SW
EP for Web Browsers
|10961||iOS 12 Contacts||PP for Application SW||2019-02-28|
|iOS 11||10916||iOS 11 Safari||PP for Application SW
EP for Web Browsers
|10915||iOS 11 Contacts||PP for Application SW||2018-09-13|