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cryptographic Key Management System (CKMS)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s): Definition(s):

  A Cryptographic Key Management System that conforms to the requirements of [NIST SP 800-130].
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-152 under CKMS

  The framework and services that provide for the generation, production, establishment, control, accounting, and destruction of cryptographic keys It includes all elements (policies, procedures, devices, and components); facilities; personnel; procedures; standards; and information products that form the system that establishes, manages, and supports cryptographic products and services for end entities. The CKMS may handle symmetric keys, asymmetric keys or both.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 Rev.1 under Cryptographic Key Management System (CKMS)