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Derived Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Credentials (DPC) Proof of Concept Research



Michael J. Bartock, Jeffrey A. Cichonski, Murugiah P. Souppaya, Paul Fox, Mike Miller, Ryan Holley, Karen Scarfone


This report documents proof of concept research for Derived Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Credentials. Smart card-based PIV Cards cannot be readily used with most mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, but Derived PIV Credentials (DPCs) can be used instead to PIV-enable these devices and provide multi-factor authentication for mobile device users. This report captures existing requirements related to DPCs, proposes an architecture that supports these requirements, and then demonstrates how such an architecture could be implemented and operated.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8055
Report Number


authentication, credentials, derived credentials, Derived PIV Credential (DPC), electronic authentication, electronic credentials, mobile devices, Personal Identity Verification (PIV), smart cards


Bartock, M. , Cichonski, J. , Souppaya, M. , Fox, P. , , M. , Holley, R. and Scarfone, K. (2016), Derived Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Credentials (DPC) Proof of Concept Research, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created January 20, 2016, Updated November 10, 2018