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Digital Signature Standard (DSS)

Published

Author(s)

Elaine B. Barker

Abstract

[Superseded by FIPS 186-3 (June 2009): http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=902984] This standard specifies a suite of algorithms which can be used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 in proving to a third party that the signature was in fact generated by the signatory. This is known as nonrepudiation since the signatory cannot, at a later time, repudiate the signature. [Supersedes FIPS 186-1 (December 15, 1998): http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917974]
Citation
Federal Inf. Process. Stds. (NIST FIPS) - 186-2
Report Number
186-2

Keywords

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

Citation

Barker, E. (2000), Digital Signature Standard (DSS), Federal Inf. Process. Stds. (NIST FIPS), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed March 1, 2024)
Created January 27, 2000, Updated February 19, 2017