15-day Public Review for #XACML #SAML Profile Version 2.0 - ends June 17th

The OASIS eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) TC members [1] have produced an updated Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 15-day public review:

XACML SAML Profile Version 2.0
Committee Specification Draft 05 / Public Review Draft 04
17 April 2014

This document was previously titled “SAML 2.0 Profile of XACML, Version 2.0.”

With these releases we are testing a convenience option for submitting comments to the Technical Committee. Please see the details under ‘Public Review Period’ below.

Specification Overview:

This specification defines a profile for the integration of the OASIS Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) Version 2.0 with all versions of XACML. SAML 2.0 complements XACML functionality in many ways, so a number of somewhat independent functions are described in this profile:

1) use of SAML 2.0 Attribute Assertions with XACML, including the use of SAML Attribute Assertions in a SOAP Header to convey Attributes that can be consumed by an XACML PDP,

2) use of SAML to carry XACML authorization decisions, authorization decision queries, and authorization decision responses,

3) use of SAML to carry XACML policies, policy queries, and policy query responses,

4) use of XACML authorization decisions or policies as Advice in SAML Assertions, and

5) use of XACML responses in SAML Assertions as authorization tokens.

Particular implementations may provide only a subset of these functions.

Public Review Period:

The public review starts 03 June 2014 at 00:00 GMT and ends 17 June 2014 at 23:59 GMT. The specification was previously submitted for public review [2]. This 15-day review is limited in scope to changes made from the previous review. Changes are highlighted in the diff-marked PDF file [3].

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.

With this public review, we are testing a new convenience feature for sending comments to the Technical Committee. The file:

http://docs.oasis-open.org/xacml/xacml-saml-profile/v2.0/csprd04/xacml-s...

contains the HTML version of the draft with a “[comment?]” link next to each section heading. Clicking on this link will launch your email application and begin a message to xacml-comment@lists.oasis-open.org with the specific section number and title in the subject line. (For example, “Public review comment for xacml-saml-profile-v2.0-csprd04: 1.1 References”) Simply enter your comment and click send.

You must be subscribed to the xacml-comment@lists.oasis-open.org mailing list in order to send your comments. Instructions on how to subscribe can be found at https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/index.php?wg_abbrev=xacml.

Note that the Table of Contents doesn’t work in this version and other internal document links may not work in these files. That is one of the items we need fix before making this capability more broadly available. Please feel free to let us know if you find this feature helpful. We plan to refine it and make it a part of our normal public review process.

URIs:
The prose specification document and related files are available here:

Editable source (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/xacml/xacml-saml-profile/v2.0/csprd04/xacml-s...

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/xacml/xacml-saml-profile/v2.0/csprd04/xacml-s...

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/xacml/xacml-saml-profile/v2.0/csprd04/xacml-s...

XML schemas:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/xacml/xacml-saml-profile/v2.0/csprd04/schemas/

ZIP distribution files (complete):

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:

http://docs.oasis-open.org/xacml/xacml-saml-profile/v2.0/csprd04/xacml-s...

Additional information about this specification and the XACML TC may be found on the TC's public home page located at:

http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/xacml/

Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be accessed via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home page, or directly at:

http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/form.php?wg_abbrev=xacml

Feedback submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC is publicly archived and can be viewed at:

http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/xacml-comment/

All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with this public review of 'XACML SAML Profile Version 2.0', we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [4] applicable especially [5] to the work of this technical committee. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member's patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification.

OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC's work.

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) TC
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/xacml/

[2] Previous public reviews:
- 15-day public review, 14 October 2011: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201110/msg00011.html

- 30-day public review, 7 May 2010: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201005/msg00003.html

- 60-day public review, 21 May 2009: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200905/msg00006.html

[3] Redlined DIFF file: http://docs.oasis-open.org/xacml/xacml-saml-profile/v2.0/csprd04/xacml-s...

[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr

[5] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/xacml/ipr.php
http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php#s10.2.3
RF on Limited Terms

Associated TC: 
eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML)