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Publication Citation: Electronic Authentication Guideline

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Author(s): William E. Burr; Donna F. Dodson; Elaine M. Newton; Ray A. Perlner; William T. Polk; Sarbari Gupta; Emad A. Nabbus;
Title: Electronic Authentication Guideline
Published: December 12, 2011
Abstract: This recommendation provides technical guidelines for Federal agencies implementing electronic authentication and is not intended to constrain the development or use of standards outside of this purpose. The recommendation covers remote authentication of users (such as employees, contractors, or private individuals) interacting with government IT systems over open networks. It defines technical requirements for each of four levels of assurance in the areas of identity proofing, registration, tokens, management processes, authentication protocols and related assertions. This publication supersedes NIST SP 800-63.
Citation: NIST SP - 800-63-1
Pages: 121 pp.
Keywords: Authentication; Authentication Assurance; Credential Service Provider; Cryptography; Electronic Authentication; Electronic Credentials; Electronic Transactions; Electronic Government; Identity Proofing; Passwords; PKI; Public Key Infrastructure; Tokens.
Research Areas: Computer Security
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