30-day Public Review for Request / Response Interface based on JSON and HTTP for #XACML 3.0 V1.0

The OASIS eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) TC [1] members have recently approved a Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 30-day public review:

Request / Response Interface based on JSON and HTTP for XACML 3.0 Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
25 July 2013

Specification Overview:

With the rise in popularity of APIs and its consumerization, it becomes important for XACML to be easily understood in order to increase the likelihood it will be adopted. In particular, XML is often considered to be too verbose. Developers increasingly prefer a lighter representation using JSON, the JavaScript object notation.

This profile aims at defining a JSON format for the XACML request and response. It also defines the transport between client (PEP) and service (PDP).

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 22 August 2013 at 00:00 GMT and ends 21 September 2013 at 23:59 GMT.

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.

URIs:

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

Editable Source (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/xacml/xacml-json-http/v1.0/csprd01/xacml-json...

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/xacml/xacml-json-http/v1.0/csprd01/xacml-json...

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/xacml/xacml-json-http/v1.0/csprd01/xacml-json...

ZIP distribution file (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-json-http/v1.0/csprd01/xacml-json...

Additional information about the specification and the OASIS eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) TC can be found at the TC's public home page:

https://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 used by following the instructions on the TC's "Send A Comment" page, or directly at:

https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/index.php?wg_abbrev=xacml

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

https://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 "Request / Response Interface based on JSON and HTTP for XACML 3.0 V1.0," we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [2] applicable especially [3] 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] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php

[3] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/xacml/ipr.php
https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr#s10.2.3
RF on Limited Terms Mode

Associated TC: 
eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML)