15-day Public Review for #XACML v3.0 Privacy Policy Profile V1.0 - ends June 6th

The 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 v3.0 Privacy Policy Profile Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 04 / Public Review Draft 02
17 April 2014

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 Committee Specification Draft describes a profile of XACML for expressing privacy policies.

TC Description:

XACML is expected to address fine grained control of authorized activities, the effect of characteristics of the access requestor, the protocol over which the request is made, authorization based on classes of activities, and content introspection (i.e. authorization based on both the requestor and potentially attribute values within the target where the values of the attributes may not be known to the policy writer). XACML is also expected to suggest a policy authorization model to guide implementers of the authorization mechanism.

Public Review Period:

The public review starts 23 May 2014 at 00:00 GMT and ends 6 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:


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-3.0-privacy-v1.0-csprd02: 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.

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

Editable source (Authoritative):



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:


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


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:


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


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 v3.0 Privacy Policy Profile Version 1.0', 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

[2] Previous public reviews:
60-day public review, 21 May 2009: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/200905/msg00006.html

[3] Redlined DIFF file: http://docs.oasis-open.org/xacml/3.0/privacy/v1.0/csprd02/xacml-3.0-priv...

[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php

[5] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/xacml/ipr.php
RF on Limited Terms Mode

Associated TC: 
eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML)