Calling all 800-63-3 comments!

Have you done your summer reading yet? We’re approaching this summer’s halfway point – which means we’re halfway through the public preview of draft NIST Special Publication 800-63-3: Digital Authentication Guideline. Don’t let the dog days of summer get you down – we still need your feedback and expert opinions! For a refresher on some of the major changes to 800-63-3 and why we’re using GitHub to solicit comments, see our announcement blog.

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Screenshot of some of the open 800-63-3 GitHub issues we’re combing through – add yours today!

We hope to address comments and finalize this document by the end of the summer, and we expect to close the public preview period by September 17, 2016. We’d love a steady stream of substantive comments throughout the open period, so please help us keep things running smoothly and efficiently by submitting your comments as soon as possible – so it’s not a mad dash for us at the end of the process. Not only do we need time to resolve all open issues, but we also want the stakeholder community to weigh in using GitHub. We will, of course, listen to and account for your feedback no matter what—but the more comments we can get now, the better. To keep track of our plan, you can visit the milestones page to check on our status and if we’ve adjusted any dates (or added iterations).

To everyone who has already contributed to this document: THANK YOU. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed as we work together to enhance digital authentication guidelines and improve the Identity Ecosystem. We don’t take lightly the importance of stakeholder participation for the success of this document.

To everyone else: please head over to the public preview site to submit your feedback today!

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