Key Confirmation

Key Confirmation definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): KC

Definition(s): A procedure to provide assurance to one party (the key confirmation recipient) that another party (the key confirmation provider) actually derived the correct secret keying material as a result of a key establishment.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-120

A procedure to provide assurance to one entity (the key confirmation recipient) that another entity (the key confirmation provider) actually possesses the correct secret keying material and/or shared secret.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-130

A procedure to provide assurance to one entity (the key-confirmation recipient) that another entity (the key-confirmation provider) actually possesses the correct secret keying material and/or shared secret.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-152

A procedure to provide assurance to one party that another party actually possesses the same keying material and/or shared secret.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3

A procedure to provide assurance to one party (the key-confirmation recipient) that another party (the key-confirmation provider) actually possesses the correct secret keying material and/or shared secret.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 1

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary