Recommendation for Random Number Generation Using Deterministic Random Bit Generators

Published: June 24, 2015


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):]
Citation: Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-90A Rev 1
Report Number:
800-90A Rev 1
Pub Type: NIST Pubs



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