# Term:Algorithm Identifier

## NIST SP 800-73-2 Part 1

Algorithm Identifier - A PIV [[Term:algorithm identifier | algorithm identifier]] is a one-byte identifier that specifies a cryptographic algorithm and key size. For symmetric cryptographic operations, the [[Term:algorithm identifier | algorithm identifier]] also specifies a mode of operation (i.e., CBC or ECB).

## NIST SP 800-73-2 Part 2

Algorithm Identifier - A PIV [[Term:algorithm identifier | algorithm identifier]] is a one-byte identifier that specifies a cryptographic algorithm and key size. For symmetric cryptographic operations, the [[Term:algorithm identifier | algorithm identifier]] also specifies a mode of operation (i.e., CBC or ECB).

## NIST SP 800-73-2 Part 3

Algorithm Identifier - An PIV [[Term:algorithm identifier | algorithm identifier]] is a one-byte identifier that specifies a cryptographic algorithm and key size. For symmetric cryptographic operations, the [[Term:algorithm identifier | algorithm identifier]] also specifies a mode of operation (i.e., CBC or ECB).