Shared Secret can be a:
Shared Secret is either shared beforehand between the communicating parties, in which case it can also be called a Pre-Shared Key, or it is created at the start of the communication session by using a Key-Exchange protocol, for instance using Public Key cryptography such as Diffie-Hellman or using Symmetric Key cryptography such as Kerberos.
Shared Secret can be used for authentication using methods such as challenge-response or it can be fed to a Key Derivation Function to produce one or more keys to use for encryption and/or MACing of messages.
More Information#There might be more information for this subject on one of the following:
- Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman
- Identity questions
- Internet Key Exchange
- Knowledge-Based Authentication
- Mutual TLS Profiles for OAuth Clients
- Password Anti-Pattern
- Password Authentication is Broken
- Pre-Shared Key
- Time-based One-time Password Algorithm