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Subject: Invitation to comment on Cross-Enterprise Security and Privacy Authorization (#XSPA) Profile of SAML v2.0 for Healthcare V2.0 from the XSPA TC - ends April 1st

OASIS Members and other interested parties,Â

We are pleased to announce that Cross-Enterprise Security and Privacy Authorization (XSPA) Profile of SAML v2.0 for Healthcare Version 2.0 from the OASIS Cross-Enterprise Security and Privacy Authorization (XSPA) TC [1] is now available for public review and comment. This is the fourth public review for the work.Â

The XSPA profile defines a set of SAML attributes and corresponding vocabularies for healthcare information exchange applications.

The core use-cases are the cross-enterprise exchange of protected data objects from a Service Provider (SP) to a Service Consumer (SC). In the scenarios, the request includes SAML attribute assertions that vouch for the identity of the requesting Principal and other attributes that are consequential in making the access control decision at the SPâs side.

In addition to the main use-cases, the attributes' name and values can be used in some other scenarios, such as including SAML Assertions to vouch for some of SPâs organizational attributes, or carrying the identity attributes of the signer of a data object.ÂÂ

The documents and related files are available here:Â

Cross-Enterprise Security and Privacy Authorization (XSPA) Profile of SAML v2.0 for Healthcare Version 2.0
Committee Specification Draft 04 / Public Review Draft 04
25 February 2019Â

Editable source (Authoritative):Â



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 file at:


How to Provide FeedbackÂ

OASIS and the XSPA TC value your feedback. We solicit 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.

This public review starts 18 March 2019 at 00:00 UTC and ends 01 April 2019 at 11:59 UTC.Â

This specification was previously submitted for public review [2]. This 15-day review is limited in scope to changes made from the previous review. Changes are highlighted in red-lined file included in the package [3].

Comments on the work may be submitted to the TC by following the instructions located at:


Feedback submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC is 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 the public review of these works, we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [4] applicable 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.Â

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 this specification and the <tc name> TC may be found on the TC's public home page.

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

[1] OASIS Cross-Enterprise Security and Privacy Authorization (XSPA) TC

[2]Â Previous public reviews:

- 30-day public review, 29 April 2014:
 - Comment resolution log:

- 15-day public review, 27 March 2017:
 - Comment resolution log:

- 15-day public review, 04 December 2018:
 - Comment resolution log:

[3] Red-lined version:

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

[5] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/xspa/ipr.php
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Chet Ensign
Chief Technical Community Steward
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

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