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RBG seed

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s): Definition(s):

  A string of bits that is used to initialize a DRBG. Also just called a Seed.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 4

  Noun : A string of bits that is used as input to a DRBG mechanism. The seed will determine a portion of the internal state of the DRBG, and its entropy must be sufficient to support the security strength of the DRBG. Verb : To acquire bits with sufficient entropy for the desired security strength. These bits will be used as input to a DRBG mechanism to determine a portion of the initial internal state. Also see reseed.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-90A Rev. 1 under Seed

  A secret value that is used to initialize a process (e.g., a DRBG). Also see RBG seed.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 4 under Seed

  A secret value that is used to initialize a process (e.g., a deterministic random bit generator). Also see RNG seed.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3 under Seed [Superseded]

  The input to a pseudorandom number generator. Different seeds generate different pseudorandom sequences.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-22 Rev. 1a under Seed