Term:PIV Card

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NIST SP 800-79-1

PIV Card - The physical artifact (e.g., identity card, "smart" card) issued to an applicant by a PCI that contains stored identity markers or credentials (e.g., a photograph, cryptographic keys, digitized fingerprint representations) so that the claimed identity of the cardholder can be verified against the stored credentials by another person (human readable and verifiable) or an automated process (computer readable and verifiable).