INCITS 442-2010

INCITS 442-2010

Information Technology - Biometric Identity Assurance Services (BIAS)



1 Scope
BIAS defines biometric services used for identity assurance that are invoked over a
services-based framework. It is intended to provide a generic set of biometric and
identity-related functions and associated data definitions to allow remote access to
biometric services. To allow BIAS to be flexible to the amount and types of
biographic and biometric information available to and used by a system, the terms
"biographic data" and "biometric data" as used in this standard are very general.
The binding of these services to specific frameworks is not included in this project,
but will be the subject of separate standards. The first such standard (for a Web
services framework) is planned to be developed by OASIS by the BIAS Integration
Technical Committee.
Although focused on biometrics, this standard will necessarily include support for
other related identity assurance mechanisms such as biographic and token
capabilities. BIAS is intended to be compatible with and used in conjunction with
other biometric standards as described in clause 3.
Specification of single-platform biometric functionality (e.g., client-side capture, etc.)
is not within the scope of this standard.
Integration of biometric services as part of an authentication service or protocol is
not within the scope of this standard, however, it is possible that some of the basic
biometric services defined herein may be used by such an implementation in the

Additional Info

Author InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (formerly NCITS)
Published by INCITS
Document type Standard
Number of pages 88
Replace INCITS 442 Draft,INCITS 442-2008
Keyword INCITS 442-2010
ANSI Approved