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certificate

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

  See Public-key certificate.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 4 under Certificate

  A data structure that contains an entity’s identifier(s), the entity's public key (including an indication of the associated set of domain parameters) and possibly other information, along with a signature on that data set that is generated by a trusted party, i.e. a certificate authority, thereby binding the public key to the included identifier(s).
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-56A Rev. 2 under Public-key certificate

  A data structure that contains an entity’s identifier(s), the entity's public key and possibly other information, along with a signature on that data set that is generated by a trusted party, i.e. a certificate authority, thereby binding the public key to the included identifier(s).
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 1 under Public-key certificate

  A set of data that uniquely identifies an entity, contains the entity's public key and possibly other information, and is digitally signed by a trusted party, thereby binding the public key to the entity. Additional information in the certificate could specify how the key is used and its validity period.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 4 under Public-key certificate

  A digitally signed representation of information that 1) identifies the authority issuing it, 2) identifies the subscriber, 3) identifies its valid operational period (date issued / expiration date). In the information assurance (IA) community, certificate usually implies public key certificate and can have the following types: A digital representation of information which at least (1) identifies the certification authority (CA) issuing it, (2) names or identifies its subscriber, (3) contains the subscriber’s public key, (4) identifies its operational period, and (5) is digitally signed by the certification authority issuing it. See cross certificate, encryption certificate, and identity certificate.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-32 - CNSSI No. 1300 )

  See certificate.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under public key certificate

  See public-key certificate.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3 under Certificate [Superseded]

  See public key certificate.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 under Certificate

  A set of data that uniquely identifies a key pair owner that is authorized to use the key pair, contains the owner’s public key and possibly other information, and is digitally signed by a Certification Authority (i.e., a trusted party), thereby binding the public key to the owner.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-89 under Certificate

  A digital representation of information which at least (1) identifies the certification authority issuing it, (2) names or identifies its subscriber, (3) contains the subscriber's public key, (4) identifies its operational period, and (5) is digitally signed by the certification authority issuing it. [ABADSG]. As used in this CP, the term “Certificate” refers to certificates that expressly reference the OID of this CP in the “Certificate Policies” field of an X.509 v.3 certificate.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-32 under Certificate (ABADSG - plus note)

  A digital representation of information which at least (1) identifies the certification authority issuing it, (2) names or identifies it’s Subscriber, (3) contains the Subscriber’s public key, (4) identifies it’s operational period, and (5) is digitally signed by the certification authority issuing it.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-32 under Certificate (ABADSG)

  A digitally signed data structure defined in the X.509 standard [IS0 94-8] that binds the identity of a certificate holder (or subject) to a public key.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-15 under certificate (or public key certificate)

  A set of data that uniquely identifies an entity, contains the entity's public key and possibly other information, and is digitally signed by a trusted party, thereby binding the public key to the entity. Additional information in the certificate could specify how the key is used and its cryptoperiod.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3 under Public-key certificate [Superseded]

  Also known as a digital certificate. A digital representation of information which at least 1. identifies the certification authority issuing it, 2. names or identifies its subscriber, 3. contains the subscriber's public key, 4. identifies its operational period, and 5. is digitally signed by the certification authority issuing it.
Source(s):
NISTIR 7711 under Certificate