NIST 800-53_IA-5

NIST 800-53

Identification and Authentication


Authenticator Management

Manage system authenticators by:a. Verifying as part of the initial authenticator distribution the identity of the individual group role service or device receiving the authenticator;b. Establishing initial authenticator content for any authenticators issued by the organization;c. Ensuring that authenticators have sufficient strength of mechanism for their intended use;d. Establishing and implementing administrative procedures for initial authenticator distribution for lost or compromised or damaged authenticators and for revoking authenticators;e. Changing default authenticators prior to first use;f. Changing or refreshing authenticators [Assignment: organization-defined time period by authenticator type] or when [Assignment: organization-defined events] occur;g. Protecting authenticator content from unauthorized disclosure and modification;h. Requiring individuals to take and having devices implement specific controls to protect authenticators; andi. Changing authenticators for group or role accounts when membership to those accounts changes.


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