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BS ISO/IEC 24713-1:2008

Information technology. Biometric profiles for interoperability and data interchange. Overview of biometric systems and biometric profiles

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : March 2008



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BS ISO/IEC 24713 is a standard in three parts, under the general title
Information technology — Biometric profiles for interoperability and data interchange:

BS ISO/IEC 24713-1:2008 is intended to form the overview part of the multipart standard on biometric profiles for interoperability and data interchange. It describes a schema for the use of a number of biometric standards.

BS ISO/IEC 24713-1 identifies and defines the functional blocks and components of a generic biometric system, and the distinct characteristics of each component. It also defines a generic biometric reference architecture incorporating the relevant biometric-related base standards to support interoperability and data interchange.

BS ISO/IEC 24713-1 is not intended to replace or counter any other part of this Standard, but rather to be used as a reference guide for the implementation of a generic biometric system or a profile standardized system.

Contents of BS ISO/IEC 24713-1 includes:

  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
  • Abbreviated terms
  • General biometric system
  • Conceptual diagram of general biometric system
  • Conceptual components of a general biometric system
  • Data capture subsystem
  • Transmission subsystem
  • Signal processing subsystem
  • Data storage subsystem
  • Matching subsystem
  • Decision subsystem
  • Administration subsystem
  • Interface
  • Functions of general biometric system
  • Enrolment
  • Verification
  • Identification
  • Relationship between the biometric system and the application
  • The ID life-cycle
  • Proofing
  • Registration
  • Issuance
  • Usage
  • Subject versus end-user
  • Access control example
  • Travel document example
  • Biometric decision versus authorization
  • Interfaces between the biometric system and the application
  • Application programming interface (API)
  • Protocol interface
  • Hardware based electronic input/output interface
  • Developing biometric profiles utilising biometrics base standards
  • Relationships of biometric base standards and their use in biometric profiles
  • Application, data and interface class
  • Using biometric base standards to develop biometric profiles
  • Bibliography 

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Standard NumberBS ISO/IEC 24713-1:2008
TitleInformation technology. Biometric profiles for interoperability and data interchange. Overview of biometric systems and biometric profiles
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 March 2008
Confirm Date10 January 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO/IEC 19794-1:2006
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO/IEC TR 24714-1, SIA AC-01-1996.10, ISO/IEC 7816-11:2004, ISO/IEC 19795-1:2006, ISO/IEC 19784-1:2006, NISTIR 6887 (GSC-IS), ISO/IEC 19785-1:2006, ISO 19092-1:2006
International RelationshipsISO/IEC 24713-1:2008
Draft Superseded By05/30107760 DC
DescriptorsBiometrics, Data integrity, Data acquisition, Information exchange, Data security, Interoperability, Human body, Data transfer, Data representation, Identification methods, Data input, Interfaces (data processing), Data processing
Title in FrenchTechnologies de l'information Profils biométriques pour interopérabilité et échange de données. Exposé général des systèmes biométriques et des profiles biométriques
Title in GermanBiometrische Profile für Interoperabilität und Datenaustausch. Biometrische Referenzarchitektur
ISBN978 0 580 54246 6
File Size788 KB

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