OASIS Digital Signature Services eXtended (DSS-X) TC
Advancing digital signature services standards for XML
Table of Contents
- Technical Work Produced by the Committee
- Expository Work Produced by the Committee
- External Resources
- Mailing Lists and Comments
- Additional Information
- DSS-X takes on work on Digital Signature Services from the DSS technical committee
- DSS-X joins IDtrust Member Section
- DSS-X Starts work on requirements for profiles and errata on DSS Core spec
- DSS-X TC begins work on local signature processing profile: Info - Use Cases
The DSS-X TC is developing new profiles of the existing OASIS Digital Signature Services core protocol "Digital Signature Service Core Protocols, Elements, and Bindings Version 1.0" and is maintaining this specification and its existing profiles. If at a later date it becomes clear that a new version of DSS is necessary then this may be produced by the TC.
DSS-X is also working on promotion of the standard and the creation of material helping dissemination. In general terms, the TC has the goal to facilitate the processing of digital signatures and time stamps in a client server environment.
The DSS-X TC is a member of the IDtrust Member Section.
The existing DSS specifications are available through the DSS TC home pageCommittee Specifications
The OASIS DSS TC carried out a set of interoperability tests for assessing the worthiness of the specifications being developed, and the feasibility of easily getting interoperable implementations from them. A document has been produced that defines and describes a number of relevant test cases for the specifications. Its contents may benefit implementors of the DSS specifications.
Latest version of the aforementioned document may be found at:
Members of the DSS TC, which have developed independent implementations of the specifications, have successfully participated in these interoperability tests.
A presentation on Digital Signatures and e-Identity (Getting the best out of DSS / DSS-X services.), as presented on the EEMA-Event London, in 2009 is available here:
EEMA-Event 2009 presentation [PPT]
A presentation on DSS-X and ETSI ESI committees activities and their relationships, as presented on the IDTrust-Workshop Barcelona, in October 2007 is available here:
IDTrust 2007 Workshop presentation
A presentation on DSS given in July 2007 is available here:
Although not produced by the OASIS DSS TC, the following information offers useful insights into its work.
IDtrust XML.org is a community-driven site hosted by OASIS that provides reliable background information on the standard. The site also serves as a community bulletin board and directory where readers post news, ideas, opinions, and recommendations. It incorporates wiki functionality to let users edit and add new pages to the site. The public is encouraged to contribute content.
A paper submitted to the EEMA ISSE 2006 conference describing DSS is available (courtesy of EEMA)
EEMA ISSE paper on DSS.
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