Cryptographic Algorithms and Key Sizes for Personal Identity Verification

Published: April 25, 2005


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


[Superseded by SP 800-78-1 (August 2007):] The Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12 mandated the creation of new standards for interoperable identity credentials for physical and logical access to Federal government locations and systems. Federal Information Processing Standard 201 (FIPS 201), Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors, was developed to establish standards for identity credentials. This document, Special Publication 800-78 (SP 800-78), specifies the cryptographic algorithms and key sizes for PIV systems and is a companion document to FIPS 201.
Citation: Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-78
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Pub Type: NIST Pubs

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conformance test, Personal Identity Verification, FIPS 201, cryptographic algorithms, key sizes, PKI
Created April 25, 2005, Updated February 19, 2017