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SP 800-78-4

Cryptographic Algorithms and Key Sizes for Personal Identity Verification

Date Published: May 2015

Supersedes: SP 800-78-3 (12/31/2010)


W. Polk (NIST), Donna Dodson (NIST), William Burr (NIST), Hildegard Ferraiolo (NIST), David Cooper (NIST)



cryptographic algorithm; FIPS 201; identity credential; Personal Identity Verification (PIV); smart cards
Control Families

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


SP 800-78-4 (DOI)
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Supplemental Material:
None available

Related NIST Publications:
SP 800-116 Rev. 1
FIPS 201-2

Document History:
05/29/15: SP 800-78-4 (Final)