05 September, 2007
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released an improved version of its Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Data Generator, a downloadable Java application that can be used to create test data for evaluating PIV systems and cards.
The latest version of the PIV Data Generator has been enhanced for dynamic data production and is designed for use with the PIV Data Model Tester (available from the same Web page). A separate utility within the same download as the Data Generator, the PIV Data Loader, can be used to place generated data onto blank PIV cards to create customized cards for testing the conformance to FIPS 201 and the interoperability of PIV security system components.
The new PIV Data Generator can be downloaded from NIST.