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Cardholder Authentication for the PIV Digital Signature Key

Published

Author(s)

William Polk, Hildegard Ferraiolo, David Cooper

Abstract

FIPS 201-2 requires explicit user action by the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cardholder as a condition for use of the digital signature key stored on the card. This document clarifies the requirement for explicit user action to encourage the development of compliant applications and middleware that use the digital signature key.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7863
Report Number
7863

Keywords

personal identification number, personal identity verification, PIN caching, PIV

Citation

Polk, W. , Ferraiolo, H. and Cooper, D. (2015), Cardholder Authentication for the PIV Digital Signature Key, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.7863 (Accessed March 2, 2024)
Created June 17, 2015, Updated October 12, 2021