Legacy Conformance Testing Tools
NIST/ITL CSD Biometric Conformance Test Software for Biometric Data Interchange Formats
NIST/ITL CSD Biometric Conformance Test Software (BioCTS) tests implementations for conformance to various biometric data interchange format standards. BioCTS for ISO/IEC tests for conformance to selected biometric standards developed by ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37 - Biometrics and PIV profiles. BioCTS for ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 and ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Update: 2013 tests for conformance to selected Record Types of the ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 standard and the ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Update: 2013 respectively.
To download a specific version of BioCTS and the associated documentation, select the applicable panel below. For legacy software, including the Conformance Test Architecture (CTA) and Conformance Test Suite (CTS) for implementations of the ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2007 standard and the CTA and CTSs for biometric data interchange format standards developed by INCITS M1 - Biometrics, see the links in the side panel.
NIST/ITL Computer Security Division (CSD) supports the development of national and international biometric standards and promotes conformity assessment through:
Need for Conformance Testing
Conformance testing captures the technical description of a standard and measures whether an implementation faithfully implements the standard. Read more.
Software DescriptionBioCTS includes several features for testing implementations for conformance to biometric standards, including:
Software DisclaimerNIST/ITL CSD BioCTS Disclaimer
Software RequirementsBioCTS runs under Microsoft® Windows® (XP, Vista, 7) and the .NET 4.0 Framework.
SponsorThe BioCTS work was sponsored in part by the Department of Homeland Security/Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM).
ContactSend comments/errors on the tool, sample data and documentation to BioCTS@nist.gov
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