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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: August 29, 2013
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 800-63-1. [Supersedes SP 800-63-1 (December 2011): http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910006]
Citation: NIST SP - 800-63-2
Pages: 123 pp.
Keywords: authentication; authentication assurance; credential service provider; electronic authentication; electronic credentials; identity proofing; passwords; PKI; tokens.
Research Areas: Information Technology, Federal Information Processing Standards
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.800-63-2