Overview#In cryptography, a Cryptographic Key is a piece of information (a parameter) that determines the functional output of a cryptographic algorithm or cipher.
Without a Cryptographic Key, the algorithm would produce no useful result. In encryption, a Cryptographic Key specifies the particular transformation of plaintext into ciphertext, or vice versa during decryption.
Various Types#There are various types of Cryptographic Key:
More Information#There might be more information for this subject on one of the following:
- Ephemeral Key
- FAL 3
- FIDO Authenticator
- Hardware Security Module
- Internet Protocol Security
- JSON Web Key
- OAuth 2.0 Bearer Token Usage
- Password-authenticated Key Agreement
- Password-authenticated Key Exchange
- Pre-Shared Key
- Private Key
- Public Key
- TGS Session Key
- What To Do About Passwords
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