Definitions for "Digital Signature Algorithm"
Keywords:  dsa, dss, nist, itl, fip
A security protocol that uses a pair of keys (one public and one private) and a one-way encryption algorithm to provide a robust way of authenticating users and systems. If a public key can successfully decrypt a digital signature, a user can be sure that the signature was encrypted using the private key.
Encryption algorithm proposed by NIST employed in the Digital Signature Standard (DSS). Uses SHA-1 hashing algorithm.
See Digital Signature Security Standard.