What is HSPD-12?

Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12), issued in August 2004, seeks to secure federal facilities and resources through “a mandatory, Government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification.”

The implementation of HSPD-12 (also known as PIV – Personal Identification Verification) involves far more than providing a new employee ID. It focuses on processes to issue identification credentials, methods to validate those processes and management of risk and quality throughout the entire life of the credential.

WidePoint-ORC PIVotal ID

In response to the HSPD-12/PIV mandate, WidePoint-ORC implemented a suite of solutions – WidePoint-ORC PIVotal ID.  HSPD-12/FIPS 201 mandates the use of an identification credential with a printable surface and embedded electronics components, which it calls a “PIV.” When used with appropriate authentication systems, WidePoint-ORC PIVotal ID allows credential bearers to be identified in several standard ways-including by photographic images printed on the cards as well as by biometric data (fingerprints), Personal Information Numbers (PINs), and other electronic credentials (digital certificates) stored on the card chip. WidePoint’s PIVotal ID solutions can be used for both physical access (such as entry to buildings) and logical access (such as access to computer systems and networks).

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WidePoint-ORC Shared Service Provider (SSP) signing certificates, CRLs and documentation links:

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Federal Common Policy Certificate

  • This certificate is self-signed, meaning that it is at the top of a trust hierarchy. All subordinate certificates inherit their trust from the Root Signing Certificate of that particular PKI, in this case, the Federal Common Policy Certificate.
  • Download the Federal Common Policy Certificate over http or https.
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ORC SSP Intermediate CA Certificates

  • A certificate is the binding of an entity’s identity to a public/private key pair, usually by a trusted third party. The CA signing certificate is used to digitally sign subordinate certificates for end-entities (like people and web sites).
  • Download the ORC SSP 4 Intermediate CA Certificate via http or https.
  • Download the ORC SSP 5 Intermediate CA Certificate via http or https.
Certificate Policy

Federal Common Policy Certificate:

Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs)

Used to view a list of certificates that have been revoked but have not yet expired. The CRL is digitally signed by the CA to ensure its validity to relying parties.

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