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Call for Consent for SAM Threshold Sharing Schemes V1.0 as OASIS Standard

The specification, for developers designing systems that use threshold sharing schemes in an interoperable manner, now enters the Call for Consent by the OASIS members.

The Security Algorithms and Methods (SAM) TC members [1] have approved submitting the following Committee Specification to the OASIS Membership in a call for consent for OASIS Standard.

SAM Threshold Sharing Schemes Version 1.0
Committee Specification 03
14 October 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 project.

You may provide the reason in the comment box or by email to the SAM TC on its comment mailing list [2]. If you provide your reason by email, please indicate in the subject line that this is in regard to the Call for Consent. Note that failing to provide a reason and/or remedy may result in an objection being deemed invalid.

The SAM Threshold Sharing Schemes Version 1.0 is intended for developers and architects who wish to design systems and applications that use threshold sharing schemes in an interoperable manner. The TC received 3 Statements of Use from Cryptsoft, Fornetix, and NetApp [3].


The Call for Consent is open now. It closes on 09 March 2022 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”.

More information about the candidate OASIS Standard

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

DOCX (Authoritative):



Distribution ZIP files

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

— Additional information —

[1] Security Algorithms and Methods (SAM) TC

Project IPR page

[2] Comments may be submitted to the OP via the project mailing list at To subscribe, send an empty email to and reply to the confirmation email.

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[3] Statements of Use: