Invitation to comment on four PKCS #11 specifications - ends July 6th

OASIS and the OASIS PKCS 11 TC are pleased to announce that four PKCS #11 specifications are now available for public review and comment:
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.

The documents and related files are available here:

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PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Base Specification Version 3.0
Committee Specification Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
29 May 2019

Editable source (Authoritative):
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v3.0/csprd01/pkcs11-base-...
HTML:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v3.0/csprd01/pkcs11-base-...
PDF:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v3.0/csprd01/pkcs11-base-...
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PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Profiles Version 3.0
Committee Specification Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
29 May 2019

Editable source (Authoritative):
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v3.0/csprd01/pkcs11-p...
HTML:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v3.0/csprd01/pkcs11-p...
PDF:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v3.0/csprd01/pkcs11-p...
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PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Current Mechanisms Specification Version 3.0
Committee Specification Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
29 May 2019

Editable source (Authoritative):
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v3.0/csprd01/pkcs11-curr-...
HTML:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v3.0/csprd01/pkcs11-curr-...
PDF:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v3.0/csprd01/pkcs11-curr-...
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PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Historical Mechanisms Specification Version 3.0
Committee Specification Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
29 May 2019

Editable source (Authoritative):
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v3.0/csprd01/pkcs11-hist-...
HTML:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v3.0/csprd01/pkcs11-hist-...
PDF:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v3.0/csprd01/pkcs11-hist-...
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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/csprd01/pkcs11-base-...
"Profiles":
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v3.0/csprd01/pkcs11-p...
"Current Mechanisms":
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v3.0/csprd01/pkcs11-curr-...
"Historical Mechanisms":
https://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v3.0/csprd01/pkcs11-hist-...

How to Provide Feedback

OASIS and the OASIS PKCS 11 TC value your feedback. We solicit input from developers, users and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.

The public review starts 7 June 2019 at 00:00 UTC and ends 6 July 2019 at 23:59 UTC.

Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be used by following the instructions on the TC's "Send A Comment" page (https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/index.php?wg_abbrev=pkcs11).

Comments submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC are publicly archived and can be viewed at:
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All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with this public review, we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [1] applicable especially [2] to the work of this technical committee. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member's patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification.

OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC's work.

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[1] https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr

[2] https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/pkcs11/ipr.php
https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr#RF-on-RAND-Mode
RF on RAND Mode

Associated TC: 
PKCS 11
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IDtrust