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cryptographic token

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A token where the secret is a cryptographic key.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-2 under Cryptographic Token [Superseded]

  1. A portable, user-controlled, physical device (e.g., smart card or PC card) used to store cryptographic information and possibly also perform cryptographic functions.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015

  2. A token where the secret is a cryptographic key.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-63-2)