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PKCS #11 Profiles v3.1 from PKCS 11 TC approved as a Committee Specification

PKCS #11 Profiles ready for testing and implementation.

OASIS is pleased to announce that PKCS #11 Profiles Version 3.1 from the OASIS PKCS 11 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 conform to the PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface specification, which documents an API for devices that may hold cryptographic information and may perform cryptographic functions.

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:

PKCS #11 Profiles Version 3.1
Committee Specification 01
14 July 2022

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Editable source:

PKCS #11 test cases:

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 PKCS 11 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


[2] Public review timeline:
Details of the public reviews are listed in:
Comment resolution log for most recent public review:

[3] Approval ballot: