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key pair

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A public key and its corresponding private key; a key pair is used with a public-key algorithm.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 1 under Key pair
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3 under Key pair [Superseded]
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 4 under Key pair

  A private key and its corresponding public key; a key pair is used with an asymmetric-key (public-key) algorithm.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-133 under Key pair

  A public key and its corresponding private key; a key pair is used with a public key algorithm.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3)
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 under Key pair

  A public key and its corresponding private key.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-89 under Key pair

  Two mathematically related keys having the properties that (1) one key can be used to encrypt a message that can only be decrypted using the other key, and (ii) even knowing one key, it is computationally infeasible to discover the other key.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-32 under Key Pair