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Biometrics - Technologies for Highly Secure Personal Authentication

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Author(s)

Fernando L. Podio

Abstract

Biometrics are automated methods of recognizing a person based on a physiological or behavioral characteristic. Biometric technologies are becoming the foundation of an extensive array of highly secure identification and personal verification solutions. Biometric-based authentication applications include workstation/network/domain access, single sign-on, application logon, data protection, remote access to resources, transaction security, and Web security. Utilized alone or integrated with other technologies such as smart cards, encryption keys, and digital signatures, biometrics are set to pervade nearly all aspects of the economy and our daily lives. This bulletin describes the role of biometrics for personal authentication applications, and the process of enrolling, verifying or identifying an individual through biometrics. It also describes emerging biometric standards, the role of NIST and the Biometric Consortium, and on-going biometric research.
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Biometrics - Technologies for Highly Secure Personal Authentication

Keywords

BioAPI, biometric authentication, biometric consortium, biometric research, biometric standards, biometric technologies, biometrics, common biometric exchange file format, personal authentication

Citation

Podio, F. (2001), Biometrics - Technologies for Highly Secure Personal Authentication, Biometrics - Technologies for Highly Secure Personal Authentication, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=151516 (Accessed February 23, 2024)
Created May 1, 2001, Updated February 17, 2017