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Recommendation for Key Management, Part 1 – General: Draft NIST SP 800-57 Part 1, Revision 5 Available for Comment

NIST releases Draft SP 800-57 Part 1 Revision 5, "Recommendation for Key Management: Part 1 General," for public comment. Comments are due by December 6, 2019.

NIST invites comments on Draft Special Publication (SP) 800-57 Part 1 Revision 5, Recommendation for Key Management: Part 1 – General.

This document provides general guidance and best practices for the management of cryptographic keying material. Among other changes, this revision emphasizes the protection needed for the metadata associated with keys; includes discussions on access control, identity authentication, and inventory management for keys and certificates; and provides guidance consistent with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Publication 201, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors, and SP 800-63, Digital Identity Guidelines. Appendix C contains a complete list of changes.

The public comment period for this document is open through December 6, 2019. See the publication details for a copy of the document and instructions for submitting comments.

NOTE: A call for patent claims is included on page iv of this draft.  For additional information, see the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Patent Policy--Inclusion of Patents in ITL Publications.


Released October 8, 2019, Updated October 28, 2019