BIAS Soap Profile V2.0 and WS-Biometric Devices V1.0 published by the Biometric Services (BIOSERV) TC

We are pleased to announce the availability of two new Committee Specifications by the members of the Biometric Services (BIOSERV) TC:

Biometric Identity Assurance Services (BIAS) SOAP Profile Version 2.0
Committee Specification 01
11 July 2017

and

WS-Biometric Devices Version 1.0
Committee Specification 01
11 July 2017

The Biometric Identity Assurance Services (BIAS) Soap Profile is a
companion standard to ISO/IEC 30108-1:2015, Information technology — Biometric Identity Assurance Services. It specifies the design concepts and architecture, data model and data dictionary, message structure and rules, and error handling necessary to invoke SOAP-based services that implement BIAS operations.

Together, the BIAS standard and the BIAS profile provide an open framework for deploying and remotely invoking biometric-based identity assurance capabilities that can be readily accessed across an SOA infrastructure.

The emergence of web services as a common communications bus has profound implications for biometric services. The next generation will not only need to be intelligent, secure, tamper-proof, and spoof resistant, they will also need to be interoperable.

WS-Biometric Devices is a protocol designed to advance this goal,
with a specific focus on the single process shared by all biometric systems.

These Committee Specifications are OASIS deliverables, completed and approved by the TC and fully ready for testing and implementation.

About the Technical Committee

The OASIS BIOSERV TC is chartered to define, enhance, and maintain open standards that facilitate the use of biometrics and biometric operations over a service-oriented architecture, such as web services. Membership in the BIOSERV TC is open to all OASIS members.

The prose specifications and related files are available here:

- Biometric Identity Assurance Services (BIAS) SOAP Profile Version 2.0

PDF (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/bioserv/BIAS/v2.0/cs01/BIAS-v2.0-cs01.pdf

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/bioserv/BIAS/v2.0/cs01/BIAS-v2.0-cs01.html

Editable source:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/bioserv/BIAS/v2.0/cs01/BIAS-v2.0-cs01.docx

XML schemas:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/bioserv/BIAS/v2.0/cs01/schemas/

- WS-Biometric Devices Version 1.0

PDF (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/bioserv/WSBD/v1.0/cs01/WSBD-v1.0-cs01.pdf

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/bioserv/WSBD/v1.0/cs01/WSBD-v1.0-cs01.html

Editable source:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/bioserv/WSBD/v1.0/cs01/WSBD-v1.0-cs01.docx

XML schema:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/bioserv/WSBD/v1.0/cs01/schemas/wsbd-v1.0.xsd

Distribution ZIP files

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

- BIAS Soap Profile: http://docs.oasis-open.org/bioserv/BIAS/v2.0/cs01/BIAS-v2.0-cs01.zip

- WS-Biometric Devices: http://docs.oasis-open.org/bioserv/WSBD/v1.0/cs01/WSBD-v1.0-cs01.zip

Members of the Bioserv TC [1] approved this specification by Special Majority Vote. The specification had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve as a Committee Specification passed [3], and the document is now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone and our thanks to the reviewers who provided feedback on the specification drafts to help improve the quality of the work.

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

[1] OASIS Biometric Services (BIOSERV) TC
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/bioserv/

[2] Public reviews:
- 30-day public review, 20 October 2016:
https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201610/msg00007.html
- Comment resolution logs:
- BIAS Soap Profile: http://docs.oasis-open.org/bioserv/BIAS/v2.0/csprd01/BIAS-v2.0-csprd01-c...
- WS-Biometric Devices: http://docs.oasis-open.org/bioserv/WSBD/v1.0/csprd01/WSBD-v1.0-csprd01-c...

[3] Approval ballot:
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=3100

Associated TC: 
bioserv