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Scheme

Definition(s):

  A set of unambiguously specified transformations that provide a (cryptographic) service when properly implemented and maintained. A scheme is a higher-level construct than a primitive and a lower-level construct than a protocol.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 2

  A set of unambiguously specified transformations that provide a (cryptographic) service (e.g., key establishment) when properly implemented and maintained. A scheme is a higher-level construct than a primitive and a lower-level construct than a protocol.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-175B Rev. 1

  A (cryptographic) scheme consists of a set of unambiguously specified transformations that are capable of providing a (cryptographic) service when properly implemented and maintained. A scheme is a higher-level construct than a primitive and a lower-level construct than a protocol.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-56A Rev. 2 [Superseded]

  A (cryptographic) scheme consists of a set of unambiguously specified transformations that are capable of providing a (cryptographic) service when properly implemented and maintained. A scheme is a higher-level construct than a primitive, and a lower-level construct than a protocol.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 1 [Superseded]