Guidelines for the Use of PIV Credentials in Facility Access

Published: June 29, 2018


Hildegard Ferraiolo, Ketan L. Mehta, Nabil Ghadiali, Jason Mohler, Vincent Johnson, Steven Brady


This document provides best practice guidelines for integrating the PIV Card with the physical access control systems (PACS) that authenticate the cardholders in Federal facilities. Specifically, this document recommends a risk-based approach for selecting appropriate PIV authentication mechanisms to manage physical access to Federal government facilities and assets.
Citation: Special Publication (NIST SP) - 116r1
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Pub Type: NIST Pubs



HSPD-12, PIV, PACS, FIPS 201, PIV authentication mechanisms, smart card
Created June 29, 2018, Updated November 10, 2018