Digital Signature Standard (DSS)

Published: July 19, 2013


Elaine B. Barker


This Standard specifies a suite of algorithms that can be used to generate a digital signature. Digital signatures are used to detect unauthorized modifications to data and to authenticate the identity of the signatory. In addition, the recipient of signed data can use a digital signature as evidence in demonstrating to a third party that the signature was, in fact, generated by the claimed signatory. This is known as non-repudiation, since the signatory cannot easily repudiate the signature at a later time. [Supersedes FIPS 186-3 (June 2009):]
Citation: Federal Inf. Process. Stds. (NIST FIPS) - 186-4
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Pub Type: NIST Pubs



computer security, cryptography, digital signatures, Federal Information Processing Standards, public key cryptography
Created July 19, 2013, Updated November 10, 2018