Key Pair

Key Pair definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): A public key and its corresponding private key.
Source(s): FIPS 186-4
NIST SP 800-89

A public key and its corresponding private key; a key pair is used with a public key algorithm.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3)
NIST SP 800-21 Second edition (NIST SP 800-57)
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2

A private key and its corresponding public key; a key pair is used with an asymmetric-key (public-key) algorithm.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-133 (Superceded by Rev. 1)

Two mathematically related keys having the properties that (1) one key can be used to encrypt a message that can only be decrypted using the other key, and (ii) even knowing one key, it is computationally infeasible to discover the other key.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-32

A public key and its corresponding private key; a key pair is used with a public-key algorithm.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3
NIST SP 800-57 Part 3 Rev. 1
NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 1

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary