Recipient

Recipient definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): A party that (1) receives a public key; or (2) obtains assurance from an assurance provider (e.g., assurance of the validity of a candidate public key or assurance of possession of the private key corresponding to a public key); or (3) receives key-confirmation from a key-confirmation provider.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-56A Rev. 2

A party that receives (1) a public key (e.g., in a certificate); (2) assurance, such as an assurance of the validity of a candidate public key or assurance of possession of the private key associated with a public key; or (3) key confirmation. Contrast with provider.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 1

Synonym(s): Symmetric Key Algorithm
A cryptographic algorithm that employs one shared key, a secret key.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-57 Part 2

 

reference: CSRC Glossary