Electronic Authentication Guideline

Published: April 30, 2006


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


[Superseded by SP 800-63-1 (December 2011): http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910006] This recommendation provides technical guidance to Federal agencies implementing electronic authentication. The recommendation covers remote authentication of users over open networks. It defines technical requirements for each of four levels of assurance in the areas of identity proofing, registration, tokens, authentication protocols and related assertions. [Supersedes SP 800-63 Ver 1.0.1 (September 2004): http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=151295]
Citation: Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-63 Ver 1.0.2
Report Number:
800-63 Ver 1.0.2
Pub Type: NIST Pubs


Superseded by


authentication, authentication assurance, credentials service provider, cryptography, electronic authentication, electronic credentials, electronic transactions, electronic government, identity proofing, passwords, PKI, Public Key Infrastructure, tokens
Created April 30, 2006, Updated February 19, 2017