OASIS Public Key Infrastructure Adoption (PKIA) TC

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Advancing the use of digital certificates as a foundation for managing access to network resources and conducting electronic transactions

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The OASIS Public Key Infrastructure Technical Committee has begun implementation of its PKI Action Plan, which addresses the primary obstacles to PKI deployment and usage. To review the latest version, see http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/pki/pkiactionplan.pdf . If you like what you see, contact pki-tc-chair@lists.oasis-open.org to be listed as a supporter or help implement the plan.

View the OASIS PKI Action Plan in Japanese as translated by Yasuo Miyakawa of IPA/ISEC Japan. See the reports on the June 2003 and August 2003 surveys that formed the basis of the PKI Action Plan.


The purpose of the OASIS PKI TC is to provide an international forum for software vendors, industry, government, and implementers to internationally discuss issues, share solutions, and develop white papers with respect to addressing:

  • business and security needs
  • technical interoperability
  • enabling business applications
  • increasing awareness of available solutions, applications, and successful deployment
  • coordination with other TCs in areas of overlap or mutual interest

For more information, see the TC Charter and FAQ


External Resources

Although not produced by the OASIS PKI TC, the following information offers useful insights into its work.

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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.

OASIS Mobilizes to Overcome Challenges to PKI Adoption
OASIS News, 23 Feb 2004

"OASIS Members Form Technical Committee to Advance PKI Adoption for Secure Transactions"OASIS News, 07 January 2003

"PKI Forum Continues Security Advocacy as an OASIS PKI Member Section"
Cover Pages, 06 Nov

Mailing Lists and Comments

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Stephen Wilson is the PKI TC's liaison to the Asia PKI Forum.

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