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Object Identifier (OID)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

OID

Definition(s):

  A globally unique identifier of a data object as defined in ISO/IEC 8824-2.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-73-4 under Object Identifier

  A specialized formatted number that is registered with an internationally recognized standards organization. The unique alphanumeric/numeric identifier registered under the ISO registration standard to reference a specific object or object class. In the federal government PKI they are used to uniquely identify each of the four policies and cryptographic algorithms supported.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-32

  A value (distinguishable from all other such values) that is associated with an information object.
Source(s):
NISTIR 5308 under object identifier (ISO/IEC 8824)