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key transport

Abbreviations / Acronyms / Synonyms:

Key distribution
key exchange

Definitions:

  Process of exchanging public keys (and other information) in order to establish secure communications.
Sources:
CNSSI 4009-2015 under key exchange

  

A key-establishment procedure whereby one party (the sender) selects and encrypts (or wraps) the keying material and then distributes it to another party (the receiver).

When used in conjunction with a public- key (asymmetric) algorithm, the key is encrypted using the public key of the receiver and subsequently decrypted using receiver's private key.

When used in conjunction with a symmetric algorithm, the key is encrypted with a key- wrapping key shared by the sending and receiving parties and decrypted using the same key.


Sources:
CNSSI 4009-2015

  See Key transport.
Sources:
NIST SP 800-152 under Key distribution

  A manual or automated key-establishment procedure whereby one entity (the sender) selects and distributes the key to another entity (the receiver).
Sources:
NIST SP 800-152 under Key transport

  A (pair-wise) key-establishment procedure whereby one party (the sender) selects a value for the secret keying material and then securely distributes that value to another party (the receiver). Contrast with key agreement.
Sources:
NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 2 under Key transport

  A key-establishment procedure whereby one party (the sender) selects a value for the secret keying material and then securely distributes that value to another party (the receiver). Contrast with key agreement.
Sources:
NIST SP 800-175B Rev. 1 under Key transport

  The transport of key information from one entity (the sender) to one or more other entities (the receivers). The sender may have generated the key information or acquired it from another source as part of a separate process. The key information may be distributed manually or using automated key transport mechanisms.
Sources:
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 Rev.1 under Key distribution

  A key-establishment procedure whereby one party (the sender) selects a value for the secret keying material and then securely distributes that value to another party (the receiver).
Sources:
NIST SP 800-133 Rev. 2 under Key transport

  The transport of a key and other keying material from an entity that either owns, generates or otherwise acquires the key to another entity that is intended to use the key.
Sources:
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 5 under Key distribution

  A key-establishment procedure whereby one party (the sender) selects and encrypts (or wraps) the key and then distributes it to another party (the receiver). When used in conjunction with a public-key (asymmetric) algorithm, the key is encrypted using the public key of the receiver and subsequently decrypted using the receiver’s private key. When used in conjunction with a symmetric algorithm, the key is encrypted with a key-wrapping key shared by the sending and receiving parties and decrypted using the same key.
Sources:
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 5 under Key transport