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SWID Tag

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Software Identification

Definition(s):

  A SWID tag is an ISO 19770-2 compliant XML file describing a software product.┬áIt is typically digitally signed by the software manufacturer to verify its validity.┬áIdeally, for purposes of software asset management, the SWID tag will contain the digests (digital fingerprints) of each software file installed or placed on the device with the product.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 3