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Recommendation for Random Number Generation Using Deterministic Random Bit Generators



Elaine B. Barker, John M. Kelsey


This Recommendation specifies mechanisms for the generation of random bits using deterministic methods. The methods provided are based on either hash functions or block cipher algorithms. [Supersedes SP 800-90A (January 2012):]
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-90A Rev 1
Report Number
800-90A Rev 1


deterministic random bit generator (DRBG), entropy, hash function, random number generator.
Created June 24, 2015, Updated November 10, 2018