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PIV Credential

Definition(s):

  A credential that authoritatively binds an identity (and, optionally, additional attributes) to the authenticated cardholder that is issued, managed, and used in accordance with the PIV standards. These credentials include public key certificates stored on a PIV Card as well as other authenticators bound to a PIV identity account as derived PIV credentials.
Source(s):
FIPS 201-3

  Evidence attesting to one’s right to credit or authority; in [FIPS 201-2]. It is the PIV Card or Derived PIV Credential token and data elements associated with an individual that authoritatively binds an identity (and, optionally, additional attributes) to that individual.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-79-2