1.0 Overview

Novell® has partnered with third-party companies to build a solution that offers an integrated logical and physical control system that complies with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12). HSPD-12 directs the implementation of a new standardized badging process, which is designed to enhance security, reduce identity fraud, and protect the personal privacy of those issued government identification.

Identity Assurance Solution (IAS) provides a complete system for managing the enrollment, issuance, access control, and retirement of Personal Identification Verification (PIV) cards. This solution is in compliance with the Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 201 (FIPS 201) and provides components such as an Identity Management System (IDMS), a User Enrollment/Biometric Capture system, a Card Management System (CMS), and Logical and Physical Access Control Systems (LACS/PACS).

Figure 1-1 shows the different components of the solution and shows how the workflow is designed.

Figure 1-1 Identity Assurance Solution Workflow Overview

The components and workflow are discussed in the following sections: