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Considerations for Identity Management in Public Safety Networks

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Author(s)

Nelson E. Hastings, Joshua M. Franklin

Abstract

This document analyzes approaches to identity management for public safety networks in an effort to assist individuals developing technical and policy requirements for public safety use. These considerations are scoped into the context of their applicability to public safety communications networks with a particular focus on the nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN) based on the Long Term Evolution (LTE) family of standards. A short background on identity management is provided alongside a review of applicable federal and industry guidance. Considerations are provided for identity proofing, selecting tokens, and the authentication process. While specific identity management technologies are analyzed, the document does not preclude other identity management technologies from being used in public safety communications networks.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8014
Report Number
8014

Keywords

authentication, identity management, local authentication, Long Term Evolution, LTE, public safety, remote authentication

Citation

Hastings, N. and Franklin, J. (2015), Considerations for Identity Management in Public Safety Networks, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.8014 (Accessed May 10, 2021)
Created March 30, 2015, Updated May 4, 2021