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Invitation to comment on #SAML V2.0 Subject Identifier Attributes Profile V1.0 from the SAML TC – ends May 7th

We are pleased to announce that SAML V2.0 Subject Identifier Attributes Profile Version 1.0 from the OASIS Security Services (SAML) TC [1] is now available for public review and comment. This is the document’s second public review.

The specification standardizes two new SAML Attributes to identify security subjects, as a replacement for long-standing inconsistent practice with the and constructs, and to address recognized deficiencies with the SAML V2.0 urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:nameid-format:persistent Name Identifier format.

The documents and related files are available here:

SAML V2.0 Subject Identifier Attributes Profile Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 02/Public Review Draft 02
10 April 2018

Editable source (Authoritative):



For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file at:

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

This public review starts 23 April 2018 at 00:00 UTC and ends 07 May 2018 at 11:59 UTC.

This specification was previously submitted for public review [2]. This 15-day review is limited in scope to changes made from the previous review. Changes are highlighted in red-lined file included in the package [3].

Comments on the work may be submitted to the TC by following the instructions located at:

Feedback submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC is publicly archived and can be viewed at:

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 the public review of these works, we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [4] applicable especially [5] 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.

Additional information about this specification and the SAML TC may be found on the TC’s public home page.

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

[1] OASIS Security Services (SAML) TC

[2] Previous public reviews:

– 30-day public review, 14 November 2017:
– Comment resolution log:

[3] Red-lined version:


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