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 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
Pub Type: NIST Pubs



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