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Publication Citation: The Keyed-Hash Message Authentication Code (HMAC)

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Author(s): Quynh H. Dang;
Title: The Keyed-Hash Message Authentication Code (HMAC)
Published: July 16, 2008
Abstract: This Standard describes a keyed-hash message authentication code (HMAC), a mechanism for message authentication using cryptographic hash functions. HMAC can be used with any iterative Approved cryptographic hash function, in combination with a shared secret key.
Citation: NIST FIPS - 198-1
Keywords: computer security; cryptography; HMAC; MAC; message authentication; Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)
Research Areas: Information Technology
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