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SAM Threshold Sharing Schemes v1.0 from SAM TC approved as a Committee Specification

Committee Specification 03 is ready for testing and implementation

OASIS is pleased to announce that SAM Threshold Sharing Schemes Version 1.0 from the OASIS Security Algorithms and Methods (SAM) TC [1] has been approved as an OASIS Committee Specification.

This document is intended for developers and architects who wish to design systems and applications that utilize threshold sharing schemes in an interoperable manner. Committee Specification 03 (CS03) incorporates non-material changes following further editorial review.

This Committee Specification is an OASIS deliverable, completed and approved by the TC and fully ready for testing and implementation.

The prose specifications and related files are available here:

SAM Threshold Sharing Schemes Version 1.0
Committee Specification 03
14 October 2021

Editable source: (Authoritative)
Non-material changes between CS02 and this CS03 are marked in:

Distribution ZIP file

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:

Members of the SAM TC [1] approved this specification by Special Majority Vote. The specification had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve as a Committee Specification passed [3], and the document is now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone and our thanks to the reviewers who provided feedback on the specification drafts to help improve the quality of the work.

Additional references

[1] OASIS Security Algorithms and Methods (SAM) TC

[2] Public review:
* 30-day public review, 02 June 2021:
– Review metadata:
– Comment resolution log:

[3] Approval ballot: