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Key confirmation

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

KC

Definition(s):

  A procedure to provide assurance to one party (the key-confirmation recipient) that another party (the key-confirmation provider) actually possesses the correct secret keying material and/or shared secret.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 1

  A procedure to provide assurance to one entity (the key-confirmation recipient) that another entity (the key-confirmation provider) actually possesses the correct secret keying material and/or shared secret.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-152

  A procedure used to provide assurance to one party that another party actually possesses the same keying material and/or shared secret.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 4

  A procedure to provide assurance to one party that another party actually possesses the same keying material and/or shared secret.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3 [Superseded]