U.S. flag   An official website of the United States government
Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Https

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock (Dot gov) or https:// means you've safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

A  |  B  |  C  |  D  |  E  |  F  |  G  |  H  |  I  |  J  |  K  |  L  |  M  |  N  |  O  |  P  |  Q  |  R  |  S  |  T  |  U  |  V  |  W  |  X  |  Y  |  Z

keying material

Definition(s):

  Key, code, or authentication information in physical, electronic, or magnetic form. It includes key tapes and list, codes, authenticators, one-time pads, floppy disks, and magnetic tapes containing keys, plugs, keyed microcircuits, electronically generated key, etc.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 from CNSSI 4005

  A bit string, such that any non-overlapping segments of the string with the required lengths can be used as symmetric cryptographic keys and secret parameters, such as initialization vectors.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-107 Rev. 1 under Keying Material

  Data that is represented as a binary string such that any non-overlapping segments of the string with the required lengths can be used as secret keys, secret initialization vectors and other secret parameters.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 2 under Keying material

  A cryptographic key and other parameters (e.g., IVs or domain parameters) used with a cryptographic algorithm.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 5 under Keying material
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 Rev.1 under Keying material

  A cryptographic key and other parameters (e.g., IVs or domain parameters) used with a cryptographic algorithm. When keying material is derived as specified in SP 800-56CSP 800-108:bit string such that any non-overlapping segments of the string with the required lengths 4 and 5 Data represented as a can be used as secret keys, secret initialization vectors, and other secret parameters.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-175B Rev. 1 under Keying material