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Digital Signature Standard (DSS)

Published

Author(s)

Elaine B. Barker

Abstract

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): http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=902984]
Citation
Federal Inf. Process. Stds. (NIST FIPS) - 186-4
Report Number
186-4

Keywords

computer security, cryptography, digital signatures, Federal Information Processing Standards, public key cryptography

Citation

Barker, E. (2013), Digital Signature Standard (DSS), Federal Inf. Process. Stds. (NIST FIPS), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.FIPS.186-4 (Accessed August 1, 2021)
Created July 19, 2013, Updated November 10, 2018