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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[Superseded by: SP 800-85A (April 2006): and SP 800-85B (July 2006):] This document specifies the test plan, processes, derived test requirements, and detailed test assertions for testing the following: (a)PIV middleware (client application API conformance) (b)PIV on-card application (for conformance to card application card command interface) (c)PIV Data objects representation (d)PIV Authentication Use Cases The test requirements are based on the specifications in NIST Special Publication 800-73, Interfaces for Personal Identity Verification.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-85
Report Number


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


Chandramouli, R. , Eyuboglu, L. and Mehta, K. (2005), 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 (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created October 19, 2005, Updated February 19, 2017