Personal Identification Number

Personal Identification Number definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): PIN

Definition(s): A secret that a cardholder memorizes and uses to authenticate his or her identity.
Source(s): FIPS 201-2

An alphanumeric code or password used to authenticate an identity.
Source(s): FIPS 140-2

A password consisting only of decimal digits.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-63-2

A secret that a claimant memorizes and uses to authenticate his or her identity. PINs are generally only decimal digits.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (FIPS 201-1)

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary