Posted: Jan 24, 2022
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is pleased to announce the approval of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 201-3, Personal Identity Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors. See the Federal Register Notice announcing FIPS 201-3 approval at https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2022-01246.
FIPS 201-3 Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors
Summary of Changes
FIPS 201-3 addresses the comments received during the public comment period in November 2020. High level changes include:
- Alignment with current NIST technical guidelines on identity management, OMB policy guidelines, and changes in commercially available technologies and services
- Accommodation of additional types of authenticators through an expanded definition of derived PIV credentials
- Focus on the use of federation to facilitate interoperability and interagency trust
- Addition of supervised remote identity proofing processes
- Removal of the previously deprecated Cardholder Unique Identifier (CHUID) authentication mechanism and deprecation of the symmetric card authentication key and visual authentication mechanisms (VIS)
- Support for the secure messaging authentication mechanism (SM-AUTH)
A detailed list of changes is available in FIPS 201-3, Appendix E, Revision History, and all comments and dispositions can be found on the project repository or in the 2020 Draft comments and dispositions.
A printable PDF is available on the NIST Computer Security Resource Center at https://csrc.nist.gov/publications/detail/fips/201/3/final.
For more information about the PIV standard and associated technical guidelines, see the PIV Project Page on the Computer Security Resource Center.