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BSI TR-03122 Conformance Test Specification for Technical Guideline TR-03121 Biometrics for Public Sector Applications

Biometric data is acquired and processed at various points in official applications, such as during the acquisition of the photograph and fingerprints, when applying for an electronic passport (ePassport) or in the future for the electronic ID card or residence permit. In addition, biometric data is also acquired and compared during an official control. In order to ensure the performance and interoperability of different systems, the establishment of uniform standards for quality of acquired characteristics (for example, the acquisition hardware and processing software), as well as software architecture and interfaces (to ensure compatibility and interchangeability of components) is necessary.

The Technical Guideline TR-03122 specifies test cases for hardware and software components testing, components to which requirements are defined according to the Technical Guideline TR-03121 "Biometrics for Public Sector Applications". The framework document TR-03122-1 gives a summary of content, mechanics and applicability of the guideline.

Current version

Conformance test specification for BSI TR-03121 Version 3.x.

DocumentTitle/Version
TR-03122-1BSI TR-03122-1 Conformance Test Specification for Technical Guideline TR-03121 Biometrics for Public Sector Applications, Part 1: Framework, Version 4.2 (PDF, 597KB, File is accessible)
TR-03122-2BSI TR-03122-2 Conformance Test Specification for Technical Guideline TR-03121 Biometrics for Public Sector Applications, Part 2: Software Architecture – BioAPI Conformance Testing, Version 4.2 (PDF, 615KB, File is accessible)
TR-03122-3BSI TR-03122-3 Conformance Test Specification for Technical Guideline TR-03121 Biometrics for Public Sector Applications, Part 3: Test Cases for Function Modules, Version 4.2 (PDF, 2MB, File is accessible)

Conformance test specification for the reference version

Conformance test specification for BSI TR-03121 Version 2.x.

DocumentTitle/Version
TR-03122-1BSI TR-03122-1 Conformance Test Specification for Technical Guideline TR-03121 Biometrics for Public Sector Applications, Part 1: Framework, Version 2.3 (PDF, 372KB, File is accessible)
TR-03122-2BSI TR-03122-2 Conformance Test Specification for Technical Guideline TR-03121 Biometrics for Public Sector Applications, Part 2: Software Architecture – BioAPI Conformance Testing, Version 2.3 (PDF, 399KB, File is accessible)
TR-03122-3BSI TR-03122-3 Conformance Test Specification for Technical Guideline TR-03121 Biometrics for Public Sector Applications, Part 3: Test Cases for Function Modules, Version 2.3 (PDF, 2MB, File does not meet accessibility standards)

Contact

Questions about the Technical Guideline can be sent to TRBiometrics@bsi.bund.de.