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Recommendation for Key Management, Part 1: General

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Author(s)

Elaine B. Barker

Abstract

This Recommendation provides cryptographic key management guidance. It consists of three parts. Part 1 provides general guidance and best practices for the management of cryptographic keying material. Part 2 provides guidance on policy and security planning requirements for U.S. government agencies. Finally, Part 3 provides guidance when using the cryptographic features of current systems. [Supersedes SP 800-57 Pt. 1 Rev. 3 (July 2012): http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910342]
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-57 Pt1 Rev 4
Report Number
800-57 Pt1 Rev 4

Keywords

archive, assurances, authentication, authorization, availability, backup, compromise, confidentiality, cryptanalysis, cryptographic key, cryptographic module, digital signature, hash function, key agreement, key management, key management policy, key recovery, key transport, originator-usage period, private key, public key, recipient-usage period, secret key, split knowledge, trust anchor.

Citation

Barker, E. (2016), Recommendation for Key Management, Part 1: General, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.800-57pt1r4 (Accessed May 26, 2024)

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Created January 28, 2016, Updated November 10, 2018