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Personal Identity Verification Card Management Report



James F. Dray Jr., David Corcoran


NIST Special Publication 800-73 ( provides technical specifications for Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards. However, it does not contain a complete card management specification for PIV systems. This Report provides an overview of card management systems, identifies generic card management requirements, and considers some technical approaches to filling the existing gaps in PIV card management. The primary guiding principle in selecting technical approaches for consideration is that they require no changes to the existing PIV specifications.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7284
Report Number


authentication, card management systems, Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, Personal Identity Verification, PIV, smart cards


Dray, J. and Corcoran, D. (2006), Personal Identity Verification Card Management Report, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 19, 2024)


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Created January 6, 2006, Updated November 10, 2018