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Invitation to comment on SAM Threshold Sharing Schemes Version 1.0 before call for consent as OASIS Standard – ends Feb. 28th

The specification, intended for developers of systems that use threshold sharing schemes in an interoperable manner, enters the 60-day public review that precedes the call for consent as an OASIS Standard

OASIS and the Security Algorithms and Methods (SAM) TC TC [1] are pleased to announce that SAM Threshold Sharing Schemes Version 1.0 is available for public review and comment. 

The SAM Threshold Sharing Scheme specification is intended for developers and architects designing systems and applications that utilize threshold sharing schemes in an interoperable manner.

The TC received 3 Statements of Use from from Cryptsoft, Fornetix, and NetApp [3].

The candidate specification and related files are available here:

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

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

Public Review Period

The 60-day public review starts 21 December 2021 at 00:00 UTC and ends 18 February 2022 at 23:59 UTC.

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.

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

Comments submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC are 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 “SAM Threshold Sharing Schemes Version 1.0,” we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [4] applicable especially [5] 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.

Additional information

[1] Security Algorithms and Methods (SAM) TC

[2] Approval ballot:

[3] Statements of Use: 

– Cryptsoft:

– Fornetix:

– NetApp:


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