Committee Specifications & Committee Notes published by the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) TC

We are pleased to announce the approval and publication of two OASIS Committee Specifications and two Committee Notes by the members of the OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) TC [1]:

Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification Version 1.1
Committee Specification 01
27 July 2012

Key Management Interoperability Protocol Profiles Version 1.1
Committee Specification 01
27 July 2012

Key Management Interoperability Protocol Usage Guide Version 1.1
Committee Note 01
27 July 2012

Key Management Interoperability Protocol Test Cases Version 1.1
Committee Note 01
27 July 2012

Overview:

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.

Key Management Interoperability Protocol is intended for developers and architects who wish to design systems and applications that interoperate using the Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification.

Key Management Interoperability Protocol V1.1 enhances the KMIP V1.0 standard (established in October 2010) by

1) defining new functionality in the protocol to improve interoperability, such as a Discover Versions operation and a Group object;
2) defining additional Test Cases for verifying and validating the new functionality;
3) providing additional information in the KMIP Usage Guide to assist in effective implementation of KMIP in key management clients and servers; and
4) defining new profiles for establishing KMIP-compliant implementations.

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

* Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification Version 1.1
Editable source:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/spec/v1.1/cs01/kmip-spec-v1.1-cs01.doc

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/spec/v1.1/cs01/kmip-spec-v1.1-cs01.html

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/spec/v1.1/cs01/kmip-spec-v1.1-cs01.pdf

* Key Management Interoperability Protocol Profiles Version 1.1
Editable source:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/profiles/v1.1/cs01/kmip-profiles-v1.1-cs...

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/profiles/v1.1/cs01/kmip-profiles-v1.1-cs...

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/profiles/v1.1/cs01/kmip-profiles-v1.1-cs...

* Key Management Interoperability Protocol Usage Guide Version 1.1
Editable source:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/ug/v1.1/cn01/kmip-ug-v1.1-cn01.doc

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/ug/v1.1/cn01/kmip-ug-v1.1-cn01.html

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/ug/v1.1/cn01/kmip-ug-v1.1-cn01.pdf

* Key Management Interoperability Protocol Test Cases Version 1.1
Editable source:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/testcases/v1.1/cn01/kmip-testcases-v1.1-...

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/testcases/v1.1/cn01/kmip-testcases-v1.1-...

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/testcases/v1.1/cn01/kmip-testcases-v1.1-...

Distribution ZIP files
For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of each specification and note in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP files here:

* Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification Version 1.1
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/spec/v1.1/cs01/kmip-spec-v1.1-cs01.zip

* Key Management Interoperability Protocol Profiles Version 1.1
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/profiles/v1.1/cs01/kmip-profiles-v1.1-cs...

* Key Management Interoperability Protocol Usage Guide Version 1.1
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/ug/v1.1/cn01/kmip-ug-v1.1-cn01.zip

* Key Management Interoperability Protocol Test Cases Version 1.1
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/testcases/v1.1/cn01/kmip-testcases-v1.1-...

Members of the KMIP TC requested Special Majority Votes to approve their committee drafts as a Committee Specifications and Committee Notes. The committee drafts had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The votes passed [3], and the approved documents are now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone.

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

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

[2] Public reviews
15-day public review, 1 June 2012: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201206/msg00000.html
30-day public review, 22 January 2012: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201201/msg00009.html

[3] CS ballots

* Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification Version 1.1: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2261

* Key Management Interoperability Protocol Profiles Version 1.1: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2262

* Key Management Interoperability Protocol Usage Guide Version 1.1: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2263

* Key Management Interoperability Protocol Test Cases Version 1.1: https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/kmip/ballot.php?id=2264

Associated TC: 
Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP)