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Guidelines for the Use of PIV Credentials in Facility Access

Published

Author(s)

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

Abstract

This recommendation provides a technical guideline to use Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Cards in facility access; enabling federal agencies to operate as government-wide interoperable enterprises. These guidelines cover the risk-based strategy to select appropriate PIV authentication mechanisms as expressed within Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-116 Rev. 1
Report Number
800-116 Rev. 1

Keywords

credential, e-authentication, identity credential, issuance, personal identity verification (PIV), physical access control system (PACS), PIV authentication mechanisms, PIV cards, public key infrastructure (PKI), validation
Created June 29, 2018, Updated March 25, 2019