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pre-shared key (PSK)

The Pre-Shared Key(PSK) is a password method that works with a symmetric encryption key. Among other things, Pre-Shared Key is used in WiFi Protected Architecture(WPA) and in WLANs that operate without radius servers, which is the case in small WLANs or in home networks.

With the pre-shared key, the user must enter a passphrase, a letter- digit-character creation that can be between 8 and 64 letters and digits long. Inconjunction with the service set identification( SSID), the access point( AP) calculates the master secret from this using a hash function. From this master secret, an individual key for the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol ( TKIP) is obtained via nonces (number used once) - i.e., sequences of letters and digits used once.

In order to better control and restrict the access and access rights of individual devices, the private pre-shared key( PPSK) is an access method that assigns an individual network key to each individual device, for example in the Internet of Things( IoT).

Pre-shared keys (PSK) are used in the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP), Wired Equivalent Privacy(WEP) or Counter Mode with CBC- MAC Protocol( CCMP).

Englisch: pre-shared key - PSK
Updated at: 08.10.2019
#Words: 183
Links: phase shift keying (Modulation) (PSK), password method, encryption (ENC), key (K), user
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