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Cryptographic Algorithms and Key Sizes for Personal Identity Verification



William T. Polk, Donna F. Dodson, William E. Burr


[Superseded by SP 800-78-3 (December 2010):] This document contains the technical specifications needed for the mandatory and optional cryptographic keys specified in FIPS 201 as well as the supporting infrastructure specified in FIPS 201 and the related Special Publication 800-73, Interfaces for Personal Identity Verification [SP800-73], and SP 800-76, Biometric Data Specification for Personal Identity Verification [SP800-76], that rely on cryptographic functions. [Supersedes SP 800-78-1 (August 2007):]
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-78-2
Report Number


PIV, FIPS 201, HSPD-12, cryptography, digital signature, authentication, Personal Identity Verification


Polk, W. , Dodson, D. and Burr, W. (2010), Cryptographic Algorithms and Key Sizes for Personal Identity Verification, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed May 21, 2024)


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Created February 19, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017