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Subject: Invitation to comment on 3 KMIP documents - ends May 16th

OASIS members and other interested parties, 

We are pleased to announce that Version 1.4 of the Key Management Interoperability Protocol Profiles, Key Management Interoperability Protocol Usage Guide, and Key Management Interoperability Protocol Test Cases are now available for public review and comment. These documents incorporate updates to Version 1.3 including feedback from RSA 2017 interoperability testing, updates to existing test cases and new profiles. 

These documents are intended to complement the Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification by providing guidance on how to implement it. 

- KMIP Profiles specifies conformance clauses that define the use of objects, attributes, operations, message elements and authentication methods within specific contexts of KMIP server and client interaction.

- The Usage Guide provides guidance on how to implement KMIP effectively to ensure interoperability and to address key management usage scenarios.

- KMIP Test Cases compliment the Usage Guide by describing a set of recommended test cases that illustrate how the protocol may be used when implementing KMIP in applications. 

The documents and related files are available here:

- Key Management Interoperability Protocol Profiles Version 1.4 
Committee Specification Draft 01 /Public Review Draft 01 
30 March 2017 


Test cases: 
http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/profiles/v1.4/csprd01/test-cases/kmip-v1.4/mandatory/ and 

- Key Management Interoperability Protocol Usage Guide Version 1.4 
Committee Note Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01 
30 March 2017 


- Key Management Interoperability Protocol Test Cases Version 1.4 
Committee Note Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01 
30 March 2017 

Test cases: http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/testcases/v1.4/cnprd01/test-cases/kmip-v1.4/ 

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

- KMIP Profiles: http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/profiles/v1.4/csprd01/kmip-profiles-v1.4-csprd01.zip

- KMIP Usage Guide: http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/ug/v1.4/cnprd01/kmip-ug-v1.4-cnprd01.zip 

- KMIP Test Cases: http://docs.oasis-open.org/kmip/testcases/v1.4/cnprd01/kmip-testcases-v1.4-cnprd01.zip

Public Review Period:

OASIS and the KMIP TC value your feedback. We solicit input from developers, users and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.

The public review starts 17 April 2017 at 00:00 UTC and ends 16 May 2017 at 23:59 UTC. 

Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be used by following the instructions on the TC's "Send A Comment" page, or directly at:


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


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, we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [1] applicable especially [2] 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 information about the specification and the KMIP can be found at the TC's public home page:


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

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

[2] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/kmip/ipr.php
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Chet Ensign
Director of Standards Development and TC Administration 
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

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