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Holder-of-Key Assertion

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  An assertion that contains a reference to a symmetric key or a public key (corresponding to a private key) held by the Subscriber. The RP may authenticate the Subscriber by verifying that he or she can indeed prove possession and control of the referenced key.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-2 [Superseded]