60-day Public Review for #KMIP Specification v1.3 and KMIP Profiles v1.3 - ends Dec. 12th

Members of the OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) TC [1] have recently approved Special Majority Ballots [2] to advance the Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification Version 1.3 and the Key Management Interoperability Protocol Profiles Version 1.3 as Candidate OASIS Standards (COS). These COSs now enter a 60-day public review period in preparation for a member ballot to consider its approval as an OASIS Standard.

Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification Version 1.3
Candidate OASIS Standard
21 September 2016

Key Management Interoperability Protocol Profiles Version 1.3
Candidate OASIS Standard
21 September 2016

What is KMIP and why should I be interested?

The Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) is a single, comprehensive protocol for communication between clients that request any of a wide range of encryption keys and servers that store and manage those keys. By replacing redundant, incompatible key management protocols, KMIP provides better data security while at the same time reducing expenditures on multiple products.

KMIP v1.3 enhances the KMIP v1.2 standard by:

- defining new functionality in the protocol to improve interoperability;
- defining additional Test Cases for verifying and validating the new functionality;
- providing additional information in the KMIP Usage Guide to assist in effective implementation of KMIP in key management clients and servers; and
- defining new profiles for establishing KMIP-compliant implementations.

The KMIP Specification describes the protocol used for the communication between clients and servers to perform management operations on objects stored and maintained by a key management system. This includes symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic keys, digital certificates, and templates used to simplify the creation of objects and control their use.

The KMIP Profiles provide a selected set of base level conformance profiles and authentication suites; additional KMIP Profiles define specific sets of KMIP functionality for conformance purposes.

3 Statements of Use for each were received from P6R Inc., Cryptsoft Pty Ltd, and Fornetix [3].

About the TC:

The Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) is a single, comprehensive protocol for communication between clients that request any of a wide range of encryption keys and servers that store and manage those keys. By replacing redundant, incompatible key management protocols, KMIP provides better data security while at the same time reducing expenditures on multiple products.

Public Review Period:

The 60-day public review starts 13 October 2016 at 00:00 UTC and ends 12 December 2016 at 23:59 UTC.

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:

- Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification Version 1.3

Editable source (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/spec/v1.3/cos01/kmip-spec-v1.3-cos01.docx

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/spec/v1.3/cos01/kmip-spec-v1.3-cos01.html

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/spec/v1.3/cos01/kmip-spec-v1.3-cos01.pdf

- Key Management Interoperability Protocol Profiles Version 1.3

Editable source (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/profiles/v1.3/cos01/kmip-profiles-v1.3-c...

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/profiles/v1.3/cos01/kmip-profiles-v1.3-c...

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/profiles/v1.3/cos01/kmip-profiles-v1.3-c...

Test cases:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/profiles/v1.3/cos01/test-cases/kmip-v1.3...
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/profiles/v1.3/cos01/test-cases/kmip-v1.3...

ZIP distribution files (complete):

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

- Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification Version 1.3:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/spec/v1.3/cos01/kmip-spec-v1.3-cos01.zip

- Key Management Interoperability Protocol Profiles Version 1.3:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/profiles/v1.3/cos01/kmip-profiles-v1.3-c...

Additional information about the specifications and the KMIP TC can be found on the TC's public home page:

https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/kmip/

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=kmip

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/kmip-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 these public reviews of "Key Management Interoperability Protocol Profiles Version 1.3" and "Key Management Interoperability Protocol Test Cases Version 1.3", 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.

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[1] OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) TC
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/kmip/

[2] Approval ballot:
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2979

[3] Statements of Use:

- P6R Inc. - https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/58654/
- Cryptsoft Pty Ltd - https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/58650/
- Fornetix - https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/58651/

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

[5] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/kmip/ipr.php
https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr#RF-on-RAND-Mode
RF on RAND Mode

Associated TC: 
Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP)
Associated MS: 
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