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Configuration Baseline

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Baseline Configuration

Definition(s):

  A documented set of specifications for an information system, or a configuration item within a system, that has been formally reviewed and agreed on at a given point in time, and which can be changed only through change control procedures.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Baseline Configuration

  A set of specifications for a system, or Configuration Item (CI) within a system, that has been formally reviewed and agreed on at a given point in time, and which can be changed only through change control procedures. The baseline configuration is used as a basis for future builds, releases, and/or changes.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-128 under Baseline Configuration

  See Baseline Configuration.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-128