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Key revocation

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A function in the lifecycle of keying material; a process whereby a notice is made available to affected entities that keying material should be removed from operational use prior to the end of the established cryptoperiod of that keying material.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3 [Superseded]
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 4

  A stage in the lifecycle of keying material; a process whereby a notice is made available to affected entities that keying material should be removed from operational use prior to the end of the established cryptoperiod of that keying material.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 under Key revocation