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Subject: XACML v3.0 Related and Nested Entities Profile v1.0 approved as a Committee Specification

OASIS Members and other interested parties,

OASIS is pleased to announce the approval and publication of a new Committee Specification by the members of the eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) TC [1]:

XACML v3.0 Related and Nested Entities Profile Version 1.0
Committee Specification 02
16 February 2021


It is not unusual for access control policy to be dependent on attributes that are not naturally properties of the access subject or resource, but rather are properties of entities that are related to the access subject or resource. This profile defines the means to reference such attributes from within XACML policies for processing by a policy decision point.

This Committee Specification is an OASIS deliverable, completed and approved by the TC and fully ready for testing and implementation.

The prose specifications and related files are available here:

Editable source Â(Authoritative):
XML schemas:

Distribution ZIP file
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 here:

Members of the eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) TC [1] approved this specification by Special Majority Vote. The specification had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve as a Committee Specification passed [3], and the document is now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone and our thanks to the reviewers who provided feedback on the specification drafts to help improve the quality of the work.

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

[1] eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) TC

[2] Details of public reviews:
- https://docs.oasis-open.org/xacml/xacml-3.0-related-entities/v1.0/csd02/xacml-3.0-related-entities-v1.0-csd02-public-review-metadata.html

[3] Approval ballot:

Paul Knight

Document Process


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