Four PKCS #11 specifications from PKCS11 TC approved as Committee Specifications

OASIS is pleased to announce that four PKCS #11 specifications from the OASIS PKCS 11 TC [1] have been approved as OASIS Committee Specifications:
PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Base Specification Version 3.0
PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Profiles Version 3.0
PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Current Mechanisms Specification Version 3.0
PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Historical Mechanisms Specification Version 3.0

The 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").

"Base Specification" defines data types, functions and other basic components of the PKCS #11 Cryptoki interface.
"Profiles" is intended for developers and architects who wish to design systems and applications that conform to the PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface standard.
"Current Mechanisms" defines mechanisms that are anticipated for use with the current version of PKCS #11.
"Historical Mechanisms" defines mechanisms for PKCS #11 that are no longer in general use.

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

The prose specifications and related files are available here:
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PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Base Specification Version 3.0
Committee Specification 01
19 December 2019

Editable source (Authoritative):
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v3.0/cs01/pkcs11-base-v3....
HTML:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v3.0/cs01/pkcs11-base-v3....
PDF:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v3.0/cs01/pkcs11-base-v3....
PKCS #11 header files:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v3.0/cs01/include/
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PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Profiles Version 3.0
Committee Specification 01
19 December 2019

Editable source (Authoritative):
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v3.0/cs01/pkcs11-prof...
HTML:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v3.0/cs01/pkcs11-prof...
PDF:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v3.0/cs01/pkcs11-prof...
PKCS #11 header files:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v3.0/cs01/include/
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PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Current Mechanisms Specification Version 3.0
Committee Specification 01
19 December 2019

Editable source (Authoritative):
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v3.0/cs01/pkcs11-curr-v3....
HTML:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v3.0/cs01/pkcs11-curr-v3....
PDF:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v3.0/cs01/pkcs11-curr-v3....
PKCS #11 header files:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v3.0/cs01/include/
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PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Historical Mechanisms Specification Version 3.0
Committee Specification 01
19 December 2019

Editable source (Authoritative):
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v3.0/cs01/pkcs11-hist-v3....
HTML:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v3.0/cs01/pkcs11-hist-v3....
PDF:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v3.0/cs01/pkcs11-hist-v3....
PKCS #11 header files:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v3.0/cs01/include/
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For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the specification document and any related files in ZIP distribution files. You can download the ZIP files at:
"Base Specification":
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v3.0/cs01/pkcs11-base-v3....
"Profiles":
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v3.0/cs01/pkcs11-prof...
"Current Mechanisms":
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v3.0/cs01/pkcs11-curr-v3....
"Historical Mechanisms":
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v3.0/cs01/pkcs11-hist-v3....

Members of the PKCS11 TC [1] approved these specifications by Special Majority Vote. The specifications had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve as Committee Specifications passed [3], and the documents are 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 PKCS 11 TC
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/pkcs11/

[2] Public review:
* 30-day public review, 06 Jun 2019:
https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/pkcs11/201906/msg00010.html
- Comment resolution log:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v3.0/csprd01/pkcs11-p...

[3] Approval ballot:
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=3459

Associated TC: 
PKCS 11
Associated MS: 
IDtrust