#KMIP Specification v1.3 and KMIP Profiles v1.3 OASIS Standards published

OASIS is pleased to announce the publication of its two newest OASIS Standards, approved by the members on 27 December 2016:

Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification Version 1.3
OASIS Standard
27 December 2016

and

Key Management Interoperability Protocol Profiles Version 1.3
OASIS Standard
27 December 2016

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.

KMIP v1.3 enhances the KMIP v1.2 standard by:

- defining new functionality in the protocol to improve interoperability;
- defining additional Test Cases for verifying and validating the new functionality;
- providing additional information in the KMIP Usage Guide to assist in effective implementation of KMIP in key management clients and servers; and
- defining new profiles for establishing KMIP-compliant implementations.

The KMIP Specification describes the protocol used for the communication between clients and servers to perform management operations on objects stored and maintained by a key management system. This includes symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic keys, digital certificates, and templates used to simplify the creation of objects and control their use.

The KMIP Profiles provide a selected set of base level conformance profiles and authentication suites; additional KMIP Profiles define specific sets of KMIP functionality for conformance purposes.

URIs:

The prose specifications and related files are available here:

- Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification Version 1.3

Editable source (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/spec/v1.3/os/kmip-spec-v1.3-os.docx

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/spec/v1.3/os/kmip-spec-v1.3-os.html

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/spec/v1.3/os/kmip-spec-v1.3-os.pdf

- Key Management Interoperability Protocol Profiles Version 1.3

Editable source (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/profiles/v1.3/os/kmip-profiles-v1.3-os.doc

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/profiles/v1.3/os/kmip-profiles-v1.3-os.html

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/profiles/v1.3/os/kmip-profiles-v1.3-os.pdf

Test cases:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/profiles/v1.3/os/test-cases/kmip-v1.3/ma... and http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/profiles/v1.3/os/test-cases/kmip-v1.3/op...

Distribution ZIP files

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

- Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification Version 1.3:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/spec/v1.3/os/kmip-spec-v1.3-os.zip

- Key Management Interoperability Protocol Profiles Version 1.3:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/profiles/v1.3/os/kmip-profiles-v1.3-os.zip

Our congratulations to the members of the KMIP TC on achieving this milestone.

Associated TC: 
Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP)
Associated MS: 
IDtrust