Open security exchange best practices

October 2004 Access Control & Identity Management

Guidelines for selection and issuance of identification tokens for logical and physical systems

There are many factors involved in planning for enterprise deployment of identification tokens and credential issuance systems depending on whether they are used for physical security, logical (IT) access, for specific applications - or to meet multiple business needs. Successful deployment and operation requires selection not only of the appropriate technology, but also must include consideration of organisation, people and processes.

Length: 54 pages.

This document has been developed by the IEEE-ISTO Open Security Exchange (OSE) Technical Committee to provide Best Practice Guidelines which are intended to educate users in the selection and management of different types of identification tokens (passive, proximity, intelligent, biometric-enabled etc).

Specific best practice recommendations are provided for intelligent identification tokens and readers to enable smartcard enabled access control for both physical and logical systems. This document also highlights relevant standards and their applicability, and the typical operational procedures and roles needed for effective management of the token issuance lifecycle, and integration within existing business processes.




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