Call to Vote: 4 ballots for OASIS Standard - #PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Base Specification, Interface Profiles, Current Mechanisms Specification, and Historical Mechanisms Specification Versions 2.40

The PKCS 11 TC members [1] have approved submitting the following Candidate OASIS Standards to the OASIS membership for membership votes for OASIS Standard:

PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Base Specification Version 2.40
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
23 December 2014

PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Profiles Version 2.40
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
23 December 2014

PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Current Mechanisms Specification Version 2.40
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
23 December 2014

PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Historical Mechanisms Specification Version 2.40
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
23 December 2014

This is a call to the primary or alternate representatives of OASIS Organizational Members to vote. The Committee Specifications were approved by the Technical Committee [2] and were submitted for the required 60-day public reviews [3]. All requirements of the OASIS TC Process having been met, the Candidate OASIS Standards are now submitted to the voting representatives of OASIS organizational members.

-- Voting Details --

The ballots open on 01 April 2015 at 00:00 UTC and close on 14 April 2015 23:59 UTC. You can access the ballot to cast your vote at:

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Base Specification Version 2.40
Internal link for voting members: https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/voting/ballot.php?id=2784
Publicly visible link: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2784

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Profiles Version 2.40
Internal link for voting members: https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/voting/ballot.php?id=2785
Publicly visible link: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2785

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Current Mechanisms Specification Version 2.40
Internal link for voting members: https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/voting/ballot.php?id=2786
Publicly visible link: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2786

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Historical Mechanisms Specification Version 2.40
Internal link for voting members: https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/voting/ballot.php?id=2787
Publicly visible link: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2787

The minimum number of affirmative votes required to approve this ballot is 43 (15% of 286 organizational members).

Each OASIS organizational member has one vote. OASIS members should ensure that their organization's voting representative votes 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".

== Information about the Candidate OASIS Standards and the OASIS PKCS 11 TC ==

PKCS #11 is an application programming interface (API) that enables interaction with cryptographic devices in multi-vendor environments. These Candidate OASIS Standards received four Statements of Use from Cryptsoft Pty Ltd, Feitian Technologies Co., Ltd., P6R Inc., and Thales e-Security [4].

The OASIS PKCS 11 Technical Committee develops enhancements to improve the specification for ease of use in code libraries, open source applications, wrappers, and enterprise/COTS products. In addition to the candidate specifications, the TC has delivered implementation guidelines, usage tutorials, test scenarios and test suites, interoperability tests, coordinated functional tests, conformance profiles, and sample reference implementations.

A 30 minute pre-vote webinar giving an overview of the candidate specifications was presented by the TC on 27 March 2015. You can watch the webinar at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeeJJNgRqWM&feature=youtu.be.

URIs

The prose specification documents and related files are available here:

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Base Specification Version 2.40

Editable source (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v2.40/cos01/pkcs11-base-v2...

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v2.40/cos01/pkcs11-base-v2...

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v2.40/cos01/pkcs11-base-v2...

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Profiles Version 2.40

Editable source (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v2.40/cos01/pkcs11-pro...

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v2.40/cos01/pkcs11-pro...

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v2.40/cos01/pkcs11-pro...

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Current Mechanisms Specification Version 2.40

Editable source (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v2.40/cos01/pkcs11-curr-v2...

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v2.40/cos01/pkcs11-curr-v2...

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v2.40/cos01/pkcs11-curr-v2...

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Historical Mechanisms Specification Version 2.40

Editable source (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v2.40/cos01/pkcs11-hist-v2...

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v2.40/cos01/pkcs11-hist-v2...

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v2.40/cos01/pkcs11-hist-v2...

ZIP distribution files (complete):

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

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Base Specification:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v2.40/cos01/pkcs11-base-v2...

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Profiles Version: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v2.40/cos01/pkcs11-pro...

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Current Mechanisms Specification: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v2.40/cos01/pkcs11-curr-v2...

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Historical Mechanisms Specification: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v2.40/cos01/pkcs11-hist-v2...

-- Additional information --

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

TC Charter
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/pkcs11/charter.php

[2] Candidate OASIS Standard Special Majority Votes:

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Base Specification
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2721

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Profiles V2.40
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2724

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Current Mechanisms Specification
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2722

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Historical Mechanisms
Specification
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2723

[3] Public reviews:

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Base Specification Version 2.40
- 30-day public review, 26 November 2013: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201311/msg00012.html
- Comment resolution logs: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v2.40/csprd01/pkcs11-v2.40...

- 15-day public review, 19 May 2014: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201405/msg00014.html
- Comment resolution logs: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v2.40/csprd02/pkcs11-base-...

- 15-day public review, 14 August 2014: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201408/msg00009.html
- Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v2.40/csprd03/pkcs11-v2.40...

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Profiles Version 2.40
- 30-day public review, 26 November 2013: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201311/msg00012.html
- Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v2.40/csprd01/pkcs11-v...

- 15-day public review, 19 May 2014: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201405/msg00014.html
- Comment resolution log: No comments were received for 2nd public review

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Current Mechanisms Specification
Version 2.40
- 30-day public review, 26 November 2013: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201311/msg00012.html
- Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v2.40/csprd01/pkcs11-v2.40...

- 15-day public review, 19 May 2014: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201405/msg00014.html
- Comment resolution logs: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v2.40/csprd02/pkcs11-curr-...

- 15-day public review, 14 August 2014: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201408/msg00009.html
- Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v2.40/csprd03/pkcs11-v2.40...

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Historical Mechanisms Specification Version 2.40
Committee Specification 01
- 30-day public review, 26 November 2013: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201311/msg00012.html
- Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v2.40/csprd01/pkcs11-v2.40...

- 15-day public review, 19 May 2014: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201405/msg00014.html
- Comment resolution log: No comments were received for 2nd public review

[4] Statements of Use:

Cryptsoft Pty Ltd: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/54584/PKCS11-SOU-Cryp...

Feitian Technologies Co., Ltd.: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/54590/PKCS11-SOU-Feit...

P6R Inc.: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/54606/PKCS11-SOU-P6R-...

Thales e-Security, Inc.: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/54657/PKCS11-SOU-Thal...

Associated TC: 
PKCS 11
Associated MS: 
IDtrust