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Digital Identity Guidelines

Published

Author(s)

Paul A. Grassi, Michael E. Garcia, James L. Fenton

Abstract

These guidelines provide technical requirements for federal agencies implementing digital identity services and are not intended to constrain the development or use of standards outside of this purpose. The guidelines cover identity proofing and authentication of users (such as employees, contractors, or private individuals) interacting with government IT systems over open networks. They define technical requirements in each of the areas of identity proofing, registration, authenticators, management processes, authentication protocols, federation, and related assertions. This publication supersedes NIST Special Publication 800-63-2.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-63-3
Report Number
800-63-3

Keywords

authentication, authentication assurance, authenticator, assertions, credential service provider, digital authentication, digital credentials, identity proofing, federation, passwords, PKI
Created June 22, 2017, Updated January 27, 2020