4. Create and Issue a Credential
After you identity proof an individual, you’ll issue some proof of that individual’s claimed identity. A credential (like a physical card) is a type of authenticator that serves as a tool for an employee or contractor to gain access to agency services.
In this use case, an administrator needs to issue a credential to an employee or contractor.
Note: The preferred credential for employees and contractors is a PIV card. For cases where you cannot issue a PIV card, you must use a combination of factors to reach at least an Authenticator Assurance Level 2 (AAL2) credential.
For more information about authentication and AALs, see NIST SP 800-63-B (Section 4).
|1. Initiate the request
||An individual presents a valid government issued ID.|
|2. Review the request
||The government ID is verified with the organization that issued it.|
|3. Generate and assign the authenticator(s)
||Generate and assign the authenticator to the individual.|
I want to issue an enterprise credential, unique to an employee or contractor, so that they are able to access federal buildings and protected resources to which they require access.