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Distribution

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

key distribution
Key distribution

Definition(s):

  The transport of a key and other keying material from an entity that either owns or generates the key to another entity that is intended to use the key.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under key distribution NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 4 under Key distribution
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3 under Key distribution [Superseded]

  See Key transport.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-152 under Key distribution

  The transport of a key and other keying material from an entity that either owns the key or generates the key to another entity that is intended to use the key.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 under Key distribution

  See Key distribution.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 4
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 Rev.1
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3 [Superseded]

  The transport of key information from one entity (the sender) to one or more other entities (the receivers). The sender may have generated the key information or acquired it from another source as part of a separate process. The key information may be distributed manually or using automated key transport mechanisms.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 Rev.1 under Key distribution