Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Process
PIV is the Agency tool used to validate an identity for access to facilities and information technology systems and applications. This tool is used to enable the process of issuing a trusted identity badge that is recognized as valid within and outside the agency from which it was issued.
PIV is accessed through the Identity and Access Management System (IdMAX). To access PIV, you must have an IdMAX account (see instructions for obtaining an IdMAX account).
Accessible to NASA Only
Click here to login to IdMAX
in order to access PIV
For assistance, call 1-866-419-6297
PIV is used for gaining both physical access to a facility as well as logical access to a NASA IT system or application. There are three common badges to access NASA facilities. The common badges are:
- Permanent Badge (PIV compliant) - for NASA employees and contractors who will need access to NASA facilities and information technology systems for 180 days or more
- Temporary - for NASA employees and contractors who will need access to NASA facilities for less than 180 days
- Visitor - issued for 5 days or less
Workers who do not have a need to come on-site are considered Remote Users and must following the Remote User subprocess.
Remote User Identity Service
The Remote User tool a subprocess of the PIV processs. This tool is used to request a badge and IT access for a temporary NASA worker (less than 180 days) or a worker who does not require physical access to a NASA facility and who resides more than 50 miles away.
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To Obtain an IdMAX account
You must have an IdMAX account to use the tools within the IdMAX system. To activate your IdMAX account, visit idmax.nasa.gov and click on “First Time User.”