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30-day Public Review for OASIS SAML 2.0 Session Token Profile v1.0

The OASIS Security Services (SAML) TC members have recently produced an updated Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 30-day public review:

SAML 2.0 Session Token Profile Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
22 February 2011

Overview: “Web Servers and Application Servers generally maintain security state information for currently active users, particularly once some type of authentication has occurred. This specification defines a format for communicating such security session state based on the OASIS SAML Assertion. It also specifies two different mechanisms for communicating this information between servers via a standard Web browser.”

The OASIS Security Services (SAML) TC [1] was chartered to to “define, enhance, and maintain a standard XML-based framework for creating and exchanging authentication and authorization information.

Inter- and intra-enterprise application architectures require interoperable security solutions that transcend the boundaries of single security domains. The interoperable exchange of security information between domains, including the ability to federate identities across such domains, is crucial to developing solutions for business problems such as performing Web Single Sign-On, utilizing distributed authorization services, and securing e-business transactions.”

Public Review Period: The public review starts today, 01 April 2011 and ends 01 May 2011.

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.

URIs: The prose specification document and related files are available here:

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Additional information about the specification and the OASIS Security Services (SAML) TC may be found at the TC’s public home page located at:

Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be accessed via the button labeled “Send A Comment” at the top of the TC public home page, or directly at:

Feedback submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC is publicly archived and can be viewed at:

All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with this public review of ‘SAML 2.0 Session Token Profile Version 1.0’, we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [2] applicable especially [3] to the work of this technical committee. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member’s patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification. OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC’s work.

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[1] OASIS Security Services (SAML) TC


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