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Activation/Issuance

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Definition(s):

  A process that includes the procurement of FIPS-approved blank PIV Cards or hardware/software tokens (for Derived PIV Credential), initializing them using appropriate software and data elements, personalization of these cards/tokens with the identity credentials of authorized subjects, and pick-up/delivery of the personalized cards/tokens to the authorized subjects, along with appropriate instructions for protection and use.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-79-2

Synonym(s):

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