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. BioCTS AN MRT tests for conformance to ANSI/NIST-ITL standards and profiles defined by configurable XML files known as ANSI/NIST Machine Readable Tables (MRTs).
To download a specific version of BioCTS and the associated documentation, select the link below. For other conformance testing software, including test suites for BioAPI and CBEFF Patron Format A Data Structures, see the links in the page menu.
NIST/ITL Computer Security Division (CSD) supports the development of national and international biometric standards and promotes conformity assessment through:
Conformance testing captures the technical description of a standard and measures whether an implementation faithfully implements the standard. Read more.
BioCTS includes several features for testing implementations for conformance to biometric standards, including:
NIST/ITL CSD BioCTS Disclaimer
BioCTS runs under Microsoft® Windows® 7TM Service Pack 1 and later, using the .NET 4.0 Framework. This includes Windows® 8.1TM and Windows® 10TM.
The BioCTS work was sponsored in part by the Department of Homeland Security/Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM).
Send comments/errors on the tool, sample data and documentation to BioCTS@nist.gov