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Call for Consent for Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) v2.0 as an OASIS Standard

Specification describes the request/response exchanges between a Service Metadata Publisher and a client wishing to discover endpoint information in a 4-corner network

The OASIS Business Document Exchange (BDXR) TC members [1] have approved submitting the following Committee Specification to the OASIS Membership in a call for consent for OASIS Standard:

Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) Version 2.0
Committee Specification 03
22 January 2021

This is a call to the primary or alternate representatives of OASIS Organizational Members to consent or object to this approval. You are welcome to register your consent explicitly on the ballot; however, your consent is assumed unless you register an objection [2]. To register an objection, you must:

  1. Indicate your objection on this ballot, and
  2. Provide a reason for your objection and/or a proposed remedy to the TC.

You may provide the reason in the comment box or by email to the Technical Committee on its comment mailing list or, if you are a member of the TC, to the TC’s mailing list. If you provide your reason by email, please indicate in the subject line that this is in regard to the Call for Consent.

This Committee Specification was approved by the Technical Committee and was submitted for the required 60-day public review [3]. All requirements of the OASIS TC Process having been met [4][5], the Committee Specification is now submitted to the voting representatives of OASIS Organizational Members.


The Call for Consent opens at 01 February 2021 at 00:00 UTC and closes on 14 February 2021 at 23:59 pm UTC. You can access the ballot at:

Internal link for voting members:

Publicly visible link:

OASIS members should ensure that their organization’s voting representative responds according to the organization’s wishes. If you do not know the name of your organization’s voting representative is, go to the My Account page at

then click the link for your Company (at the top of the page) and review the list of users for the name designated as “Primary”.


SMP v2.0 describes a protocol for publishing service metadata within a 4-corner network.

In a 4-corner network, entities are exchanging business documents through intermediary gateway services (sometimes called Access Points). To successfully send a business document in a 4-corner network, an entity must be able to discover critical metadata about the recipient of the business document, such as types of documents the recipient is capable of receiving and methods of transport supported. The recipient makes this metadata available to other entities in the network through a Service Metadata Publisher service.

This specification describes the request/response exchanges between a Service Metadata Publisher and a client wishing to discover endpoint information. A client can either be an end-user business application or a gateway/access point in the 4-corner network. This specification also defines the request processing that must happen at the client.

The TC has received four Statements of Use from IBM, Philip Helger, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and Efact.[2].

The Committee Specification is available here:



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Model documentation:

Distribution ZIP file:
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Additional information

[1] OASIS Business Document Exchange (BDXR) TC

TC IPR page

[2] Comments may be submitted to the TC through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility as explained in the instructions located at

Comments submitted to the TC are publicly archived and can be viewed at

Members of the TC should send comments directly to

[3]Candidate for OASIS Standard Special Majority Vote:

[4] Public reviews:
30-day public review, 25 July 2018:

30-day public review, 12 February 2019:

60-day public review, 19 October 2020:

[6] Statements of Use: