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key establishment

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  The procedure that results in keying material that is shared among different parties.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-56A Rev. 2 under Key establishment

  The procedure that results in keying material that is shared between the participating parties in a key-establishment transaction.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 1 under Key establishment

  A procedure that results in secret keying material that is shared among different parties.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-133 under Key establishment

  The process that results in the sharing of a key between two or more entities, either by transporting a key from one entity to another (key transport) or generating a key from information shared by the entities (key agreement).
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-152 under Key establishment

  A function in the lifecycle of keying material; the process by which cryptographic keys are securely established among cryptographic modules using manual transport methods (e.g., key loaders), automated methods (e.g., key-transport and/or key-agreement protocols), or a combination of automated and manual methods.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 4 under Key establishment

  A function in the lifecycle of keying material; the process by which cryptographic keys are securely established among cryptographic modules using manual transport methods (e.g., key loaders), automated methods (e.g., key-transport and/or key-agreement protocols), or a combination of automated and manual methods (consists of key transport plus key agreement).
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3)
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3 under Key establishment [Superseded]

  A procedure that results in generating shared keying material among different parties.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-56C under Key establishment

  A stage in the lifecycle of keying material; the process by which cryptographic keys are securely distributed among cryptographic modules using manual transport methods (e.g., key loaders), automated methods (e.g., key transport and/or key agreement protocols), or a combination of automated and manual methods (consists of key transport plus key agreement).
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 under Key establishment

  A procedure, conducted by two or more participants, after which the resultant keying material is shared by all participants.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-108 under Key- establishment