NIST Updates FIPS 201 Personal Identity Credential Standard

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Source: NIST
Source: NIST

January 25, 2022 | Originally published by NIST on January 24, 2022

To ensure that federal employees have a broader set of modern options for accessing facilities and electronic resources, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has increased the number of acceptable types of credentials that federal agencies can permit as official digital identity.

The standard now goes beyond physical ID cards to include electronic tokens and one-time passwords.