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Electronic Authentication Guideline



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


[Superseded by NIST SP 800-63 Ver. 1.0.1 (September 2004):] This recommendation provides technical guidance to Federal agencies implementing electronic authentication.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.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-63 Ver 1.0
Report Number
800-63 Ver 1.0


authentication, authentication assurance, credentials service provider, cryptography, electronic government, electronic transactions, identity proofing, public key infrastructure, tokens


Burr, W. , Dodson, D. and Polk, W. (2004), Electronic Authentication Guideline, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed July 25, 2024)


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Created June 30, 2004, Updated February 19, 2017