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Distribution

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

key distribution
Key distribution

Definition(s):

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NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3 [Superseded]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

  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 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NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3 under Key distribution [Superseded]
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 4 under Key distribution

  See key distribution.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 under Distribution