Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Recommendation for Key Management, Part 1 – General: Draft NIST SP 800-57 Part 1, Revision 5 Available for Comment
October 08, 2019

NIST invites comments on Draft Special Publication (SP) 800-57 Part 1 Revision 5, Recommendation for Key Management: Part 1 – General.

This document provides general guidance and best practices for the management of cryptographic keying material. Among other changes, this revision emphasizes the protection needed for the metadata associated with keys; includes discussions on access control, identity authentication, and inventory management for keys and certificates; and provides guidance consistent with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Publication 201, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors, and SP 800-63, Digital Identity Guidelines. Appendix C contains a complete list of changes.

The public comment period for this document is open through December 6, 2019. See the publication details for a copy of the document and instructions for submitting comments.

NOTE: A call for patent claims is included on page iv of this draft.  For additional information, see the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Patent Policy--Inclusion of Patents in ITL Publications.


Parent Project

See: Key Management

Related Topics

Security and Privacy: key management

Created October 07, 2019, Updated June 22, 2020