OASIS has sent the following information out today:
Identity Metasystem Interoperability Version 1.0
The Identity Metasystem Interoperability specification prescribes a subset of the mechanisms defined in WS-Trust 1.2, WS-Trust 1.3, WS-SecurityPolicy 1.1, WS-SecurityPolicy 1.2, and WS-MetadataExchange to facilitate the integration of Digital Identity into an interoperable token issuance and consumption framework using the Information Card Model. It documents the Web interfaces utilized by browsers and Web applications that utilize the Information Card Model. Finally, it extends WS-Addressing's endpoint reference by providing identity information about the endpoint that can be verified through a variety of security means, such as https or the wealth of WS-Security specifications.
This profile constrains the schema elements/extensions used by the Information Card Model, and behaviors for conforming Relying Parties, Identity Providers, and Identity Selectors.
The public review starts today, 26 February 2009, and ends 27 April 2009. This is an open invitation to comment. We strongly encourage feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of OASIS work. Please feel free to distribute this announcement within your organization and to other appropriate mail lists.
More non-normative information about the specification and the technical committee may be found at the public home page of the TC at http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=imi. Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be located via the button marked "Send A Comment" at the top of that page, or directly at http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/index.php?wg_abbrev=imi.
Submitted comments (for this work as well as other works of that TC) are publicly archived and can be viewed at http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/imi-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.
The specification document and related files are available here:
OASIS and the IMI TC welcome your comments.
I hope that we will have an official OASIS standard for Information Cards soon.
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