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PIV Middleware and PIV Card Application Conformance Test Guidance (SP 800-73 Compliance)



Ramaswamy Chandramouli, Levent Eyuboglu, Ketan Mehta


[Superseded by SP 800-85A-1 (March 2009):] This document provides derived test requirements and test assertions for generating conformance tests for the following classes of specification in SP 800-73: (a) End-Point Client-Application Programming Interface (Chapter 6 of SP 800-73). (b) End-Point PIV Card Application Card Command Interface (Chapter 7 of SP800-73). (c) End-Point Data Objects (Chapter 4 of SP 800-73) and End-Point Data Types and their Representations (Chapter 5 of SP 800-73) and (d) PIV Authentication Use Cases (C.1.2 and C.1.4 of Appendix C of SP 800-73). [Supersedes SP 800-85 (October 2005):]
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-85A
Report Number


conformance test, derived test requirement, Personal Identity Verification, SP 800-73, test assertions


Chandramouli, R. , Eyuboglu, L. and Mehta, K. (2006), PIV Middleware and PIV Card Application Conformance Test Guidance (SP 800-73 Compliance), Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created April 5, 2006, Updated November 10, 2018