Call for Consent for 4 PKCS #11 specifications as OASIS Standards

The OASIS PKCS #11 TC members [1] have approved submitting the following Candidate OASIS Standards to the OASIS Membership in a call for consent for OASIS Standards:

PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Base Specification Version 3.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
27 March 2020

PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Profiles Version 3.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
27 March 2020

PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Current Mechanisms Specification Version 3.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
27 March 2020

PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Historical Mechanisms Specification Version 3.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
27 March 2020

This is a call to the primary or alternate representatives of OASIS Organizational Members to consent or object to this approval. You are welcome to register your consent explicitly on the ballot; however, your consent is assumed unless you register an objection [3]. To register an objection, you must:

1. Indicate your objection on this ballot, and

2. Provide a reason for your objection and/or a proposed remedy to the TC.

You may provide the reason in the comment box or by email to the Technical Committee on its comment mailing list or, if you are a member of the TC, to the TC's mailing list [3]. If you provide your reason by email, please indicate in the subject line that this is in regard to the Call for Consent.

This Committee Specification was approved by the Technical Committee and was submitted for the required 60-day public review [4]. All requirements of the OASIS TC Process having been met [5][6], the Candidate OASIS Standard is now submitted to the voting representatives of OASIS Organizational Members.

-- Details --

The Call for Consent opens at 02 June 2020 00:00 UTC and closes on 15 June 2020 at 23:59 UTC. You can access the ballot at:

Internal link for voting members: https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/voting/ballot.php?id=3506

Publicly visible link: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=3506

OASIS members should ensure that their organization's voting representative responds according to the organization's wishes. If you do not know the name of your organization's voting representative is, go to the My Account page at

http://www.oasis-open.org/members/user_tools

then click the link for your Company (at the top of the page) and review the list of users for the name designated as "Primary".

The OASIS PKCS 11 TC develops enhancements to improve the PKCS #11 standard for ease of use in code libraries, open source applications, wrappers, and enterprise/COTS products: implementation guidelines, usage tutorials, test scenarios and test suites, interoperability testing, coordination of functional testing, development of conformance profiles, and providing reference implementations.

These PKCS #11 specifications define a platform-independent API to cryptographic tokens, such as hardware security modules and smart cards. The API itself is named "Cryptoki" (from "cryptographic token interface" and pronounced as "crypto-key").

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

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PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Base Specification Version 3.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
27 March 2020

Editable source (Authoritative):
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v3.0/cos01/pkcs11-base-v3...
HTML:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v3.0/cos01/pkcs11-base-v3...
PDF:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v3.0/cos01/pkcs11-base-v3...
PKCS #11 header files:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v3.0/cos01/include/

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PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Profiles Version 3.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
27 March 2020

Editable source (Authoritative):
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v3.0/cos01/pkcs11-pro...
HTML:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v3.0/cos01/pkcs11-pro...
PDF:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v3.0/cos01/pkcs11-pro...
PKCS #11 header files:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v3.0/cos01/include/

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PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Current Mechanisms Specification Version 3.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
27 March 2020

Editable source (Authoritative):
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v3.0/cos01/pkcs11-curr-v3...
HTML:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v3.0/cos01/pkcs11-curr-v3...
PDF:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v3.0/cos01/pkcs11-curr-v3...
PKCS #11 header files:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v3.0/cos01/include/

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PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Historical Mechanisms Specification Version 3.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
27 March 2020

Editable source (Authoritative):
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v3.0/cos01/pkcs11-hist-v3...
HTML:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v3.0/cos01/pkcs11-hist-v3...
PDF:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v3.0/cos01/pkcs11-hist-v3...
PKCS #11 header files:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v3.0/cos01/include/

-- Additional information --

[1] OASIS PKCS #11 TC
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/pkcs11/

TC IPR page
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/pkcs11/ipr.php

[2] https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/tc-process-2017-05-26#OSc...

[3] PKCS #11 comment mailing list: pkcs11-comment@lists.oasis-open.org
(You must be subscribed to send to this list. To subscribe, see https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/index.php?wg_abbrev=pkcs11.)

PKCS #11 main mailing list: pkcs11@lists.oasis-open.org

[4] Candidate OASIS Standard Special Majority Vote:
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=3490

[5] Public reviews:

- 60-day public review, 02 April 2020: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/202004/msg00000.html
- comment resolution log:
- PKCS 11 Base: https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v3.0/cos01/pkcs11-base-v3...
- PKCS 11 Profiles: https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v3.0/cos01/pkcs11-pro...
- PKCS 11 Current Mechanisms: https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v3.0/cos01/pkcs11-curr-v3...
- PKCS 11 Historical Mechanisms: https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v3.0/cos01/pkcs11-hist-v3...

- 30-day public review, 07 June 2019: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201906/msg00004.html
- comment resolution logs:
- PKCS 11 Base: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v3.0/csprd01/pkcs11-base-v...
- PKCS 11 Profiles: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v3.0/csprd01/pkcs11-pr...
- PKCS 11 Current Mechanisms: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v3.0/csprd01/pkcs11-curr-v...
- PKCS 11 Historical Mechanisms: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v3.0/csprd01/pkcs11-hist-v...

[6] Statements of Use:

- Cryptsoft:
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/66459

- Information Security Corporation
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/66711

- Utimaco
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/66584

Associated TC: 
PKCS 11
Associated MS: 
IDtrust