Recommendation for Random Number Generation Using Deterministic Random Bit Generators (Revised)

Published: March 14, 2007


Elaine B. Barker, John M. Kelsey


[Superseded by SP 800-90A (January 2012):] This Recommendation specifies mechanisms for the generation of random bits using deterministic methods. The methods provided are based on either cryptographic hash functions, block cipher algorithms or number theoretic problems. [Supersedes SP 800-90 (June 2006):]
Citation: Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-90 Rev
Report Number:
800-90 Rev
Pub Type: NIST Pubs


Superseded by


Deterministic random bit generator (DRBG), DRBG, entropy, hash function, random number generator
Created March 14, 2007, Updated February 19, 2017