Definition

Hash-based Message Authentication Code (HMAC)

Part of the Authentication glossary:

Hash-based Message Authentication Code (HMAC) is a message authentication code that uses a cryptographic key in conjunction with a hash function

This was last updated in November 2010
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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