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FIPS 186

Digital Signature Standard (DSS)

Date Published: May 19, 1994 (Change Notice 1, 12/30/1996)

Supersedes: FIPS 186 (05/19/1994)

Planning Note (12/30/1996): This change notice updates Appendix 3.2 and replaces Appendix 5. The updated text is fully contained in the Change Notice, which should be used in conjunction with the original FIPS 186, dated May 19, 1994.


National Institute of Standards and Technology



ADP security; computer security; digital signatures; public-key cryptography; Federal Information Processing Standard
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FIPS 186 (pdf)

Supplemental Material:
Change Notice No. 1 (use in conjunction with FIPS 186) (pdf)

Related NIST Publications:
Conference Paper

Document History:
12/30/96: FIPS 186 (Final)


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