OASIS Security Services (SAML) TC
Defining and maintaining a standard, XML-based framework for creating and exchanging security information between online partners
Table of Contents
- TC Liaisons
- TC Tools and Approved Publications
- Technical Work Produced by the Committee
- External Resources
- Mailing Lists and Comments
- Additional Information
The Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), developed by the Security Services Technical Committee of OASIS, is an XML-based framework for communicating user authentication, entitlement, and attribute information. As its name suggests, SAML allows business entities to make assertions regarding the identity, attributes, and entitlements of a subject (an entity that is often a human user) to other entities, such as a partner company or another enterprise application.
If you are a manager looking for a high-level overview of SAML, the Executive Overview is recommended. If you are looking for a technical introduction to SAML concepts and capabilities, it is recommended to start with the Technical Overview. Additional technical information, including the complete set of SAML specifications, can be found in the knowledgebase at saml.xml.org.
No subcommittees have been formed for this TC.
No TC Liaisons have been announced for this TC.
Visit the specifications page at saml.xml.org for SAML 2.0 and the other core SAML specifications produced by the SSTC.
Information about ongoing committee deliverables can be found at the SAML OASIS wiki.
SAML XML.org is the official community gathering place and information resource for the SAML OASIS Standard.
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To comment on the work of the SSTC, follow the commenting instructions.
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Past SSTC chairs and co-chairs:
- Hal Lockhart, Oracle (June 2005 to June 2010)
- Brian Campbell, Ping Identity Corp. (Mar 2007 to Mar 2009)
- Prateek Mishra, Oracle Corp. (Nov 2002 to Mar 2007)
- Rob Philpott, RSA Security (Nov 2002 to Mar 2006)
- Joe Pato, Hewlett-Packard and Jeff Hodges, Sun Microsystems (May 2001 to Nov 2002)
- Eve Maler, Sun Microsystems (Jan 2001 to May 2001)
- Marc Chanliau, Netegrity (Jan 2001)
Past SSTC coordinating editors:
- Bob Blakley, IBM
Other past SSTC chair sponsorship:
- Oblix, Inc. (via Jeff Hodges)
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