New Committee Specificationw and Note published by the #PKCS 11 TC

OASIS is pleased to announce the approval and publication of four new Committee Specifications and one new Committee Note by the members of the PKCS 11 TC:

PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Base Specification Version 2.40
Committee Specification 01
16 September 2014

PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Profiles Version 2.40
Committee Specification 01
16 September 2014

PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Current Mechanisms Specification
Version 2.40
Committee Specification 01
16 September 2014

PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Historical Mechanisms Specification Version 2.40
Committee Specification 01
16 September 2014

PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Usage Guide Version 2.40
Committee Note 01
16 September 2014

Overview:

The PKCS #11 Base Specification provides the normative definition of PKCS #11.

The PKCS #11 Profiles document describes conforming profiles consisting
PKCS #11 objects, attributes, operations and mechanisms.

The PKCS #11 Current Mechanisms document describes the application of PKCS
#11 objects, attributes and operations for specific mechanisms currently in
general use.

The PKCS #11 Historical Mechanisms document describes the application of
PKCS #11 objects, attributes and operations for specific mechanisms that
have been but are no longer in general use.

The PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Usage Guide provides guidance on
using PKCS #11 v2.40.

URIs:

The prose specification and related files are available here:

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Base Specification Version 2.40
Editable source (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v2.40/cs01/pkcs11-base-v2....

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v2.40/cs01/pkcs11-base-v2....

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v2.40/cs01/pkcs11-base-v2....

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Profiles Version 2.40
Editable source (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v2.40/cs01/pkcs11-prof...

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v2.40/cs01/pkcs11-prof...

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v2.40/cs01/pkcs11-prof...

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Current Mechanisms Specification
Version 2.40
Editable source (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v2.40/cs01/pkcs11-curr-v2....

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v2.40/cs01/pkcs11-curr-v2....

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v2.40/cs01/pkcs11-curr-v2....

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Historical Mechanisms Specification Version 2.40
Editable source (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v2.40/cs01/pkcs11-hist-v2....

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v2.40/cs01/pkcs11-hist-v2....

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v2.40/cs01/pkcs11-hist-v2....

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Usage Guide Version 2.40
Editable source (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-ug/v2.40/cn01/pkcs11-ug-v2.40-c...

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-ug/v2.40/cn01/pkcs11-ug-v2.40-c...

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-ug/v2.40/cn01/pkcs11-ug-v2.40-c...

Distribution ZIP files

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

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Base Specification Version 2.40
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v2.40/cs01/pkcs11-base-v2....

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Profiles Version 2.40
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v2.40/cs01/pkcs11-prof...

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Current Mechanisms Specification
Version 2.40
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v2.40/cs01/pkcs11-curr-v2....

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Historical Mechanisms Specification Version 2.40
Committee Specification 01
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v2.40/cs01/pkcs11-hist-v2....

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Usage Guide Version 2.40
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-ug/v2.40/cn01/pkcs11-ug-v2.40-c...

Members of the PKCS 11 TC [1] requested Special Majority Votes to approve the four Committee Specifications and a Full Majority Vote to approve the Committee Note. The documents had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The votes to approve the documents passed [3], and they are now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone.

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

[1] PKCS 11 TC
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/pkcs11/

[2] Public reviews:

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Base Specification Version 2.40
- 30-day public review, 26 November 2013: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201311/msg00012.html
- Comment resolution logs: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v2.40/csprd01/pkcs11-v2.40...

- 15-day public review, 19 May 2014: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201405/msg00014.html
- Comment resolution logs: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v2.40/csprd02/pkcs11-base-...

- 15-day public review, 14 August 2014: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201408/msg00009.html
- Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v2.40/csprd03/pkcs11-v2.40...

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Profiles Version 2.40
- 30-day public review, 26 November 2013: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201311/msg00012.html
- Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-profiles/v2.40/csprd01/pkcs11-v...

- 15-day public review, 19 May 2014: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201405/msg00014.html
- Comment resolution log: No comments were received for 2nd public review

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Current Mechanisms Specification
Version 2.40
- 30-day public review, 26 November 2013: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201311/msg00012.html
- Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v2.40/csprd01/pkcs11-v2.40...

- 15-day public review, 19 May 2014: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201405/msg00014.html
- Comment resolution logs: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v2.40/csprd02/pkcs11-curr-...

- 15-day public review, 14 August 2014: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201408/msg00009.html
- Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v2.40/csprd03/pkcs11-v2.40...

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Historical Mechanisms Specification Version 2.40
Committee Specification 01
- 30-day public review, 26 November 2013: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201311/msg00012.html
- Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v2.40/csprd01/pkcs11-v2.40...

- 15-day public review, 19 May 2014: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201405/msg00014.html
- Comment resolution log: No comments were received for 2nd public review

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Usage Guide Version 2.40
- 30-day public review, 26 November 2013: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201311/msg00012.html
- Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-ug/v2.40/cnprd01/pkcs11-v2.40-c...

- 15-day public review, 19 May 2014: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201405/msg00014.html
- Comment resolution log: No comments were received for 2nd public review

[3] Approval ballots:
* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Base Specification Version 2.40
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2667

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Profiles Version 2.40
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2670

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Current Mechanisms Specification
Version 2.40
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2668

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Historical Mechanisms Specification Version 2.40
Committee Specification 01
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2669

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Usage Guide Version 2.40
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2671

Associated TC: 
PKCS 11