Assurance Of Possession

Assurance Of Possession definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): Confidence that an entity possesses a private key and any associated keying material.
Source(s): FIPS 186-4

Assurance that the owner or claimed signatory actually possesses the private signature key.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-89

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary