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recipient

Definition(s):

  A party that either (1) receives a public key; or (2) obtains assurance from an assurance provider (e.g., assurance of the validity of a candidate public key or assurance of possession of the private key corresponding to a public key); or (3) receives key confirmation from a key-confirmation provider.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 2 under Recipient

  natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body to whom data are disclosed
Source(s):
NISTIR 8053 from ISO/TS 25237:2008

  A party that (1) receives a public key; or (2) obtains assurance from an assurance provider (e.g., assurance of the validity of a candidate public key or assurance of possession of the private key corresponding to a public key); or (3) receives key-confirmation from a key-confirmation provider.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-56A Rev. 2 [Superseded] under Recipient

  A party that receives (1) a public key (e.g., in a certificate); (2) assurance, such as an assurance of the validity of a candidate public key or assurance of possession of the private key associated with a public key; or (3) key confirmation. Contrast with provider.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 1 [Superseded] under Recipient