Draft NIST Special Publication 800-157: Guidelines for Derived Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Credentials [open pdf - 414KB]
This NIST [National Institute of Standards and Technology ] Special Publication 800-157 states the following abstract: "This recommendation provides technical guidelines for the implementation of standards-based, secure, 121 reliable, interoperable PKI [Public Key Infrastructure]-based identity credentials that are issued by Federal departments and agencies 122 to individuals who possess and prove control over a valid PIV [Personal Identity Verification] Card. The scope of this document includes 123 requirements for initial issuance, maintenance and termination of these credentials, certificate policies and 124 cryptographic specifications, technical specifications for permitted cryptographic token types and the 125 command interfaces for the removable implementations of such cryptographic tokens."
NIST Special Publication 800-157
National Institute of Standards and Technology: http://www.nist.gov/