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Recommendation for Key Management - Part 3: Application-Specific Key Management Guidance



Elaine B. Barker, William E. Burr, Alicia Clay Jones, William T. Polk, Scott W. Rose, Miles E. Smid, Quynh H. Dang


[Superseded by: SP 800-57 Part 3 Rev. 1 (January 2015):] Special Publication 800-57 provides cryptographic key management guidance.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.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-57 Pt3
Report Number
800-57 Pt3


accreditation, assurances, authentication, authorization, availability, backup, certification, compromise, confidentiality, cryptanalysis, cryptographic key, cryptographic module, digital signature, key management, key management policy, key recovery, private key, public key, public key infrastructure, security plan, trust anchor, validation.


Barker, E. , Burr, W. , Clay, A. , Polk, W. , Rose, S. , Smid, M. and Dang, Q. (2009), Recommendation for Key Management - Part 3: Application-Specific Key Management Guidance, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 19, 2024)


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Created December 28, 2009, Updated November 10, 2018