OASIS eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) TC

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Representing and evaluating access control policies.

Hal Lockhart, hal.lockhart@oracle.com, Chair
Bill Parducci, Chair
Rich Levinson, rich.levinson@oracle.com, Secretary

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Announcements

We are pleased to announce the publication of eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) Version 3.0 OASIS Standard. A pdf version is available at the following link:
eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) Version 3.0
OASIS Standard
22 January 2013

Further info is below in the XACML 3.0 section.

XACML 3.0 received the Influential Standardization Efforts Award at the European Identity Conference in Munich, May 2011.


Overview

The XACML Technical Committee defines a core XML schema for representing authorization and entitlement policies.

For more information, see the TC Charter, FAQ, and "A Brief Introduction to XACML".


Technical Work Produced by the Committee

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XACML 3.0 and other Work in progress:

The following committee specification, working drafts, and submissions represent XACML TC work in progress.

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XACML 2.0 Specification Set:
- XACML 2.0 Core and seven associated profiles were approved as OASIS Standards on 1 February 2005.
- An eighth profile, XSPA Profile of XACML 2.0 for Healthcare was approved as OASIS Standard on 1 November 2009

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XACML 1.1 Specification Set:

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XACML 1.0 Specification Set:

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The following work items are not currently on a standards track

The following work items are not currently under active development or discussion, but have not officially been withdrawn.


Expository Work Produced by the Committee


TC Tools and Approved Publications

External Resources

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


Mailing Lists and Comments

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Additional Information (XACML Implementations)

Available XACML Implementations

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