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subscriber

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A party who has received a credential or token from a CSP.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-2 under Subscriber [Superseded]

  An individual applying for a Derived PIV Credential
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-79-2 under Subscriber

  An entity that (1) is the subject named or identified in a certificate issued to such an entity, and (2) holds a private key that corresponds to a public key listed in that certificate.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (CNSSI 1300)

  The individual who is the subject named or identified in a Derived PIV Authentication certificate and who holds the token that contains the private key that corresponds to the public key in the certificate.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-157 under Subscriber

  A Subscriber is an entity that (1) is the subject named or identified in a certificate issued to that entity, (2) holds a private key that corresponds to the public key listed in the certificate, and (3) does not itself issue certificates to another party. This includes, but is not limited to, an individual or network device
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-32 under Subscriber

  A party who has received a credential or authenticator from a CSP.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-3 under Subscriber