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SP 800-73-4

Interfaces for Personal Identity Verification

Date Published: May 2015 (Updated 2/8/2016)

Supersedes: SP 800-73-4 (05/29/2015)


David Cooper (NIST), Hildegard Ferraiolo (NIST), Ketan Mehta (NIST), Salvatore Francomacaro (NIST), Ramaswamy Chandramouli (NIST), Jason Mohler (Electrosoft Services)



authentication; FIPS 201; identity credential; logical access control; on-card biometric comparison; Personal Identity Verification (PIV); physical access control; smart cards; secure messaging
Control Families

Access Control; Identification and Authentication; Physical and Environmental Protection; System and Communications Protection


SP 800-73-4 (DOI)
Local Download

Supplemental Material:
Press Release (06-16-2015) (other)

Related NIST Publications:
FIPS 201-2
SP 800-85A-4
SP 800-85B-4 (Draft)
SP 800-116 Rev. 1

Document History:
02/12/16: SP 800-73-4 (Final)