The OASIS #PKCS 11 TC publishes 3 Committee Specifications and 1 Committee Note

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

PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Base Specification Version 2.40
Committee Specification 02
16 November 2014

PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Current Mechanisms Specification Version 2.40
Committee Specification 02
16 November 2014

PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Historical Mechanisms Specification Version 2.40
Committee Specification 02
16 November 2014

PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Usage Guide Version 2.40
Committee Note 02
16 November 2014

Overview:

The PKCS #11 Base Specification provides normative definition of PKCS #11 objections, attributes and operations.

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.

Description of the TC:

The OASIS PKCS 11 Technical Committee develops enhancements to improve the PKCS #11 standard for ease of use in code libraries, open source applications, wrappers, and enterprise/COTS products: implementation guidelines, usage tutorials, test scenarios and test suites, interoperability testing, coordination of functional testing, development of conformance profiles, and providing reference implementations.

URIs:
The prose specifications 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/cs02/pkcs11-base-v2....

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v2.40/cs02/pkcs11-base-v2....

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v2.40/cs02/pkcs11-base-v2....

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Current Mechanisms Specification Version 2.40

Editable source (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v2.40/cs02/pkcs11-curr-v2....

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v2.40/cs02/pkcs11-curr-v2....

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v2.40/cs02/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/cs02/pkcs11-hist-v2....

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v2.40/cs02/pkcs11-hist-v2....

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v2.40/cs02/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/cn02/pkcs11-ug-v2.40-c...

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-ug/v2.40/cn02/pkcs11-ug-v2.40-c...

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-ug/v2.40/cn02/pkcs11-ug-v2.40-c...

Distribution ZIP file

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 files here:

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Base Specification Version 2.40: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-base/v2.40/cs02/pkcs11-base-v2....

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Current Mechanisms Specification Version 2.40: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-curr/v2.40/cs02/pkcs11-curr-v2....

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Historical Mechanisms Specification Version 2.40: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-hist/v2.40/cs02/pkcs11-hist-v2....

- PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Usage Guide Version 2.40: http://docs.oasis-open.org/pkcs11/pkcs11-ug/v2.40/cn02/pkcs11-ug-v2.40-c...

Members of the PKCS 11 TC [1] approved these documents by Special Majority and Full Majority Votes [2]. The votes to approve passed and the documents are now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone and our thanks to the reviewers who provided feedback on the specification drafts to help improve the quality of the work.

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

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

[2] Approval ballots:

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Base Specification:
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2710

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Current Mechanisms Specification:
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2711

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Historical Mechanisms
Specification: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2712

* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Usage Guide Version 2.40
Specification: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2713

Associated TC: 
PKCS 11
Associated MS: 
IDtrust