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This work is in beta stage and is led by the GSA FICAM Program in coordination with the ICAM Subcommittee of the Federal CIO Council.

FICAM Guides

This repository is for the collaborative development of the Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management PIV Guides:

  • information and step-by-step guidance on how to use and enable applications to use PIV.

Please consider contributing your lessons learned, code, scripts, how-to guides, and links to government or open source repositories with handy tools.

General Practices

This content is Vendor neutral. Marketing materials for Commercial Products should not be submitted. If you would like to contribute a page or content which includes Commercial Products and a specific references for development and engineering, please review the Commercial Product trademark or copyright guides from the Product Vendor and reference those guides in your Pull Request.

Plain Language

Contributors should consider the audience when submitting content. Plain language benefits a broad audience. Review your proposed content for use of acronyms and specialized jargon before submitting.


The expected roadmap for these guides:

  • On-going contributions and collections
  • Applications and patterns
  • Developer tools and tips
  • User tools and tips

How to Contribute

For information on how to contribute to the site, review Contributing. The source repository exists here.

Direct changes and line edits to the content may be submitted through a pull request by clicking 'Edit this page'. You do not need to install any software to submit content. You can use GitHub's in-browser editor to edit files and submit a pull request for your changes to be merged.

Public domain

This project is in the worldwide public domain.

This project is in the public domain within the United States, and copyright and related rights in the work worldwide are waived through the CC0 1.0 Universal public domain dedication.

All contributions to this project will be released under the CC0 dedication. By submitting a pull request, you are agreeing to comply with this waiver of copyright interest.

Special Thanks

This site is based on GitHub Pages and Jekyll templates.

Special thanks to the teams at 18F, 18F Pages, and US Digital Services Playbooks for their open and transparent model which benefits citizens, government, and technology.


Implementation information for using PIV in federal networks and applications




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