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Employ at least one of the methods below, in addition to unique identification, to authenticate all users:

  • Password
  • Token devices (i.e., SecurId, certificates, or public key)
  • Biometrics

PCI-8.2: To verify that users are authenticated using unique ID and additional authentication item (e.g., password) for access to the cardholder environment, perform the following:

  • Obtain documentation describing the authentication method(s) used.
  • For each type of authentication method used and once for each type of system component, observe an authentication to verify authentication is working according to documented authentication method(s).

Testing Procedures

Insert testing guidance here.

Testing Frequency

Describe testing frequency here.

Evidence Archive Location

Insert hyperlink or location of evidence archive.

Control Stewards Process Narrative

Provide control steward commentary indicating the formal methodology in place.

Control Steward – Jon Doe

Process Illustration

Replace this test by inserting a process diagram, flowchart or other visual representation to illustrate the process narrative as necessary. Include a brief description of the process illustration.

Control Status and Auditors Commentary

The control is effective.


Status is acceptable.

Control Exception Commentary

Status is acceptable.

Remediation Plan

Remediation is not required at this time.

--Mdpeters 09:14, 1 March 2007 (EST)