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NIST SP 800-85B-4 (Initial Public Draft)

PIV Data Model Test Guidelines

Date Published: August 2014
Comments Due: September 5, 2014 (public comment period is CLOSED)
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Planning Note (03/17/2023):

NIST has discontinued additional development of this document, which is provided here in its entirety for historical purposes.

See NIST SP 800-85B and the PIV project for more information.


Ramaswamy Chandramouli (NIST), Hildegard Ferraiolo (NIST), Ketan Mehta (NIST), Jason Mohler (Electrosoft Services), Lam Ly (Electrosoft Services), Gregory Hollenbaugh (Electrosoft Services)


NIST has produced a revised version of NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-85B, PIV Data Model Conformance Test Guidelines. The revisions include additional tests necessary to test new features added to the PIV Data Model in SP 800-73-4 Part 1. This document, after a review and comment period, will be published as NIST SP 800-85B-4.

NOTE: NIST has made a one-time change in the revision number of SP 800-85B (skipping revision numbers 2 and 3) so we can align the current publication revision to SP 800-73-4.



certificate conformance test; FIPS 201; identity credential; implementation under test (IUT); PIV data model; Personal Identity Verification (PIV); smart cards; biometrics; BER-TLV testing
Control Families

Assessment, Authorization and Monitoring; System and Services Acquisition; System and Information Integrity


Draft SP 800-85B-4 (pdf)

Supplemental Material:
Comment Template (xlsx)

Related NIST Publications:
SP 800-73-4
SP 800-85A-4

Document History:
09/11/09: SP 800-85B-1 (Draft)
08/06/14: SP 800-85B-4 (Draft)