Electronic authentication (e-authentication) is the process of establishing confidence in user identities electronically presented to an information system. E-authentication presents a technical challenge when this process involves the remote authentication of individual people (or devices) over an open network, for the purpose of electronic communications, collaboration, and commerce. NIST SP 800-63-2 defines a technical and policy framework for creating digital credentials suitable for these purposes.

HealthIDx issues Level of Assurance (LoA) 1 through 3 e-authentication credentials as specified by the NIST standard.  

 

Download Full document – NIST SP 800-63-2.

 

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