OASIS Members and other interested parties,
Members of the OASIS Electronic Identity Credential Trust Elevation Methods (Trust Elevation) TC  have recently approved a Special Majority Ballot  to advance Authentication Step-Up Protocol and Metadata Version 1.0 as a Candidate OASIS Standard (COS). The COS now enters a 60-day public review period in preparation for a member ballot to consider its approval as an OASIS Standard.
Authentication Step-Up Protocol and Metadata Version 1.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
06 March 2017
What is the Authentication Step-Up Protocol and Metadata and why is it useful?
Electronic Identity Credential Trust Elevation Methods are used to increase assurance in entity identification using authentication events and related entity information for the purpose of risk mitigation when making access control policy decisions.
The goals of the Authentication Step-Up Protocol are:
· To propose simple Trust Elevation architectural patterns demonstrating the use of Trust Elevation in modern Access Control architectures.
· To describe a common metadata set, mechanisms and protocol elements for Trust Elevation information exchanges.
· To promote the use of Trust Elevation elements to facilitate standardization among the many technologies and approaches currently in use for credential & authentication risk mitigation.
3 Statements of Use were received from HYPR Biometric Security, Aetna, and Acceptto Corp..
About the TC:
The OASIS Trust Elevation TC works to define a set of standardized protocols that service providers may use to elevate the trust in an electronic identity credential presented to them for authentication. The Trust Elevation TC is intended to respond to suggestions from the public sector, including the U.S. National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). The Trust Elevation TC promotes interoperability among multiple identity providers--and among multiple identity federations and frameworks--by facilitating clear communication about common and comparable operations to present, evaluate and apply identity [data/assertions] to sets of declared authorization levels.
Public Review Period:
The 60-day public review starts 11 March 2017 at 00:00 UTC and ends 09 May 2017 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.
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