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Subject: 60-day Public Reviews for KMIP Specification V1.4 and KMIP Profiles V1.4 COS01 - end November 7th

OASIS Members and other interested parties, 

Members of the OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) TC [1] have recently approved a Special Majority Ballot [2] to advance Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification Version 1.4 CS01 and Key Management Interoperability Protocol Profiles Version 1.4 CS01 as Candidate OASIS Standards (COS). These COSs now enter a 60-day public review period in preparation for a member ballot to consider their approval as OASIS Standards.

Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification Version 1.4
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
09 August 2017


Key Management Interoperability Protocol Profiles Version 1.4
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
09 August 2017

The Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) is a single, comprehensive protocol for communication between clients and servers to manage a wide range of encryption keys. By replacing redundant, incompatible key management protocols, KMIP provides better data security while at the same time reducing expenditures on multiple products.

KMIP Specification v1.4 is intended for developers and architects who wish to design systems and applications that interoperate using the Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification.

KMIP Profiles v1.4 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.

Three Statements of Use were received for each from Cryptsoft Pty Ltd, P6R Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise [3]. 

The documents and related files are available here:

- Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification Version 1.4

Editable source (Authoritative):



- Key Management Interoperability Protocol Profiles Version 1.4

Editable source (Authoritative):



Mandatory test cases: 

Optional test cases: 

ZIP distribution file (complete):

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



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 60-day public review starts 09 September 2017 at 00:00 UTC and ends 07 November 2017 at 23:59 UTC.

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:


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 these public reviews of KMIP Specification V1.4 and KMIP Profiles V1.4 we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [4] and especially [5] 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 TC may be found at the TC's public home page:



[1] OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) TC 

[2] Approval ballot: 

[3] Statements of Use: 

- Cryptsoft Pty Ltd - https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/kmip/download.php/60994/KMIP-SOU-Cryptsoft-18-Jun-2017.pdf 

- P6R Inc. - https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/kmip/download.php/61007/KMIP-SOU-P6R-18-June-2017-R2.pdf 

- Hewlett Packard Enterprise - https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/kmip/download.php/61016/HPE-SOU-19-June-2017.pdf

[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr

[5] 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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