Key Derivation Function

Key Derivation Function definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): KDF

Definition(s): A function that, with the input of a cryptographic key and other data, generates a binary string, called keying material.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-108

A function that is used to derive keys.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-120

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary