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Public key (asymmetric) cryptographic algorithm

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Asymmetric key algorithm

Definition(s):

  A cryptographic algorithm that uses two related keys, a public key and a private key. The two keys have the property that determining the private key from the public key is computationally infeasible.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2

  See Public key cryptographic algorithm.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 under Asymmetric key algorithm