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Ensure Workhorse is built in FIPS mode

Stan Hu requested to merge sh-build-workhorse-fips into master

What does this MR do?

Previously Workhorse was not compiled properly for FIPS since the fips build tag was not defined, so LabKit's fips.Enabled() would erroneously return false. The FIPS_MODE=1 environment variable makes Workhorse activate the right build settings.

This came out an investigation of Maven package handling in gitlab#380559 (closed).

Related issues

gitlab#380559 (closed)


[stanhu@stanhu-fips1 bin]$ ./gitlab-workhorse
INFO[0000] Starting                                      build_time=20221216.094924 version=11-10-0cfa69752d8-74ffd66ae-ee-187173-g031da1d300c1
INFO[0000] FIPS mode is enabled. Using an external SSL library.
INFO[0000] Running upstream server                       address="localhost:8181" network=tcp


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Edited by Stan Hu

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