OASIS Identity Based Attestation and Open Exchange Protocol Specification (IBOPS) TC

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Developing a biometrics specification for security systems to support identity assertion, role gathering, multi-level access control, assurance, and auditing capabilities


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In "New OASIS Standard to Build Biometric Security Wonderwall", FindBiometrics says IBOPS is "a timely effort in the wake of recent high-profile breaches, and a general shift of sensitive information such as financial data into the online world."

A press release, OASIS Forms IBOPS Committee to Advance Server-Based Biometric Identity Standard, was issued 6 Nov 2014.

The first meeting of the OASIS Identity Based Attestation and Open Exchange Protocol Specification (IBOPS) Technical Committee was held as a face-to-face on September 23, 2014, 9:30 AM to 05:30 PM local time in Geneva, Switzerland (Place des Nations 1211, Geneva 20, Switzerland). Abbie Barbir and Scott Streit were elected TC co-chairs.

Participation in the OASIS IBOPS TC is open to all interested parties. Contact join@oasis-open.org for more information.


The OASIS IBOPS TC is chartered to produce an end-to-end specification describing the standards necessary to perform server-based enhanced biometric security. This solution will consider enrollment phase, maintenance, storage, and revocation. IBOPS will define how software running on a client device can communicate with an IBOPS-enabled server. The IBOPS specification will provide continuous protection of identity resources in a manner that enables defining of mechanisms that ensure security to a given service level guarantee of security.

The IBOPS TC may also develop interoperability profiles for the OASIS Trust Elevation Protocol, FIDO, SAML, OpenID Connect, and OAuth.

For more information on the OASIS IBOPS TC, see the TC Charter.


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