Public Reviews for #KMIP Specification V1.3 and Usage Guide v1.3 - ends March 18th

The OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) TC [1] members have recently approved a Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and a Committee Note Draft (CND) and submitted both for 30-day public reviews:

Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification Version 1.3
Committee Specification Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
03 December 2015

and

Key Management Interoperability Protocol Usage Guide Version 1.3
Committee Note Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
03 December 2015

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 v1.3 is intended for developers and architects who wish to design systems and applications that interoperate using the Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification.

The KMIP Usage Guide is intended to complement the Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification by providing guidance on how to implement KMIP most effectively to ensure interoperability and to address key management usage scenarios.

Public Review Period:

The public reviews start 17 February 2016 at 00:00 UTC and ends 18 March 2016 at 23:59 UTC.

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits 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.

URIs:

The prose specification document 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/csprd01/kmip-spec-v1.3-csprd01...

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/spec/v1.3/csprd01/kmip-spec-v1.3-csprd01...

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/spec/v1.3/csprd01/kmip-spec-v1.3-csprd01...

- Key Management Interoperability Protocol Usage Guide Version 1.3

Editable source (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/ug/v1.3/cnprd01/kmip-ug-v1.3-cnprd01.docx

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/ug/v1.3/cnprd01/kmip-ug-v1.3-cnprd01.html

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/ug/v1.3/cnprd01/kmip-ug-v1.3-cnprd01.pdf

ZIP distribution file (complete):

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

- Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification Version 1.3:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/spec/v1.3/csprd01/kmip-spec-v1.3-csprd01...

- Key Management Interoperability Protocol Usage Guide Version 1.3:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/ug/v1.3/cnprd01/kmip-ug-v1.3-cnprd01.zip

Additional information about these documents and the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) TC may be found at the TC's public home page:

https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/kmip/

Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility as explained in the instructions located via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home page, or directly at:

https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/index.php?wg_abbrev=kmip

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

http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/kmip-comment/

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 of 'Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification Version 1.3' and 'Key Management Interoperability Protocol Usage Guide Version 1.3,' we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [2] applicable especially [3] 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 references:

[1] OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) TC
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/kmip/

[2] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php

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

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