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NIST Publishes Special Publication (SP) 800-116 Revision 1, Guidelines for the Use of PIV Credentials in Facility Access

NIST has published Special Publication (SP) 800-116 Revision 1, Guidelines for the Use of PIV Credentials in Facility Access. It provides best practice guidelines for integrating the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Card with physical access control systems that authenticate cardholders in federal facilities. SP 800-116 Rev. 1 recommends a risk-based approach for selecting appropriate PIV authentication mechanisms to manage physical access to Federal Government facilities and assets.

Revision 1 aligns the guidelines with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201-2, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors. See the CSRC Update link below for a list of high-level changes in Revision 1. A comprehensive list of changes can be found in Appendix I of SP 800-116 Rev. 1.
 

Released June 29, 2018