Continuum FIPS-PIV reader output formats supported in Continuum.

Issue

What are the FIPS-PIV reader outputs supported by Continuum?

Product Line

Andover Continuum

Environment

CyberStation

CX9680

ACX5720

ACX5740

Cause

Questions on configuring a FIPS-PIV reader to work with Continuum.

Resolution

Continuum FIPS-PIV enabled controllers (9680, 5720 and 5740) require a minimum 75 bit Wiegand output from a FIPS-PIV readers.

Typically card readers can be configured to select the FIPS PIV output format sent by the reader.

The following output formats are supported:

  • Built-in Formats:
    • Wiegand 75-bit
      • Agency + System + Credential + Expiration Date
    • Wiegand 200-bit
      • 200-bit FASC-N (No Expiration Date)

All other formats are considered FIPS-PIV Custom Card format and must be specified by the user via the FIPS-PIV Custom Format System variable.

  • Custom Format Examples:
    • 200-bit FASC-N with embedded expiration date
    • 245-bit FASC-N with appended expiration date
    • Custom Medium-Assurance Format Examples:
    • 200-bit FASC-N with embedded HMAC
    • 107-bit: 75-bit PIV + 32-bit HMAC
    • 32-bit HMAC + 200-bit FASC-N