FICAM Assurance Level Code

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Captures the maximum NIST Level of Assurance (LOA) of an identity based on the guidance offered in Sections 5.3.1, 6.3.1, 7.3.1, 8.3.2, and 9.3.2 of NIST Special Publication 800-63-2, "Electronic Authentication Guideline", published in August 2013.

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Version Number


Usage Information

Usage of this attribute is constrained by the following rules.

1. The FICAM Assurance Level Code asserted in an assertion must be no higher than the Identity Proofing Assurance Level Code and the Electronic Identity Assurance Level Code asserted within that same assertion.

2. The FICAM Assurance Level Code must be equivalent to one of the NIST/FICAM Levels of Assurance (LOAs) at which the IDP has been certified to make assertions.

3. The value asserted for the FICAM Assurance Level Code in a SAML assertion must be equivalent to the value asserted for the Authentication Context Class within the Authentication Statement for that assertion.

Example Content


NIEM Xpath


NIEM Definition



NIEF FICAM Alignment Project

Misc. Notes

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