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memorized secret

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Password

Definition(s):

  A string of characters (letters, numbers, and other symbols) used to authenticate an identity or to verify access authorization.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-12 Rev. 1 under Password from FIPS 140-2
NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 under Password

  A type of authenticator comprised of a character string intended to be memorized or memorable by the subscriber, permitting the subscriber to demonstratesomething they knowas part of an authentication process.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-3 under Memorized Secret

  See memorized secret.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-3 under Password

  A string of characters (letters, numbers and other symbols) that is used to authenticate an identity, to verify access authorization or to derive cryptographic keys.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 Rev.1 under Password

  A type of authenticator comprised of a character string intended to be memorized or memorable by the subscriber, permitting the subscriber to demonstrate something they know as part of an authentication process.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-3 under Memorized Secret

  A string of characters (letters, numbers and other symbols) that are used to authenticate an identity, verify access authorization or derive cryptographic keys.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 5 under Password

  A string of characters (letters, numbers, and other symbols) that are used to authenticate an identity or to verify access authorization. A passphrase is a special case of a password that is a sequence of words or other text. In this Recommendation, the use of the term “password” includes this special case.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-133 Rev. 2 under Password

  Confidential authentication information, usually composed of a string of characters.
Source(s):
NISTIR 5153 under Password from ISO DIS 10181-2

  A string of characters (letters, numbers and other symbols) that are used to authenticate an identity, to verify access authorization or to derive cryptographic keys.
Source(s):
NISTIR 7621 Rev. 1 under Password from NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3 [Superseded] under Password
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 4 [Superseded] under Password

  A secret shared between the user and the party issuing credentials. Memorized Secret Tokens are typically character strings (e.g., passwords and passphrases) or numerical strings (e.g., PINs).
Source(s):
NISTIR 8040 under Memorized secret tokens from NIST SP 800-63-3

  A string of characters (letters, numbers and other symbols) that are used to authenticate an identity or to verify access authorization. A passphrase is a special case of a password that is a sequence of words or other text. In this document, the use of the term “password' includes this special case.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-133 [Superseded] under Password

  A string of characters (letters, numbers and other symbols) that are used to authenticate an identity or to verify access authorization.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 [Superseded] under Password

  A secret that a Claimant memorizes and uses to authenticate his or her identity. Passwords are typically character strings.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-2 [Superseded] under Password

  A string of characters (letters, numbers and other symbols) that are used to authenticate an identity or to verify access authorization. A passphrase is a special case of a password that is a sequence of words or other text. In this document, the use of the term “password” includes this special case.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-133 Rev.1 [Superseded] under Password