NIST Seeks Input on Trusted Identities Guidance

The government’s research agency for digital security is releasing the latest draft of its digital authentication guidelines for public comment.

The draft guidance from the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology essentially focuses on best practices for ensuring people and machines are who they say they are online.

The draft guidance, which goes by the technical name “SP 800-63-3: Digital Identity Guidelines,” already spent four months on the code sharing site GitHub where coders and others were able to suggest edits. The current draft has been updated to reflect those suggestions and will be available for more a more formal public comment period through March 31, according to a NIST blog post.

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