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Subject: Invitation to comment on Secure QR Code Authentication Version 1.0 before call for consent as OASIS Standard - ends August 18

Specification for using QR Codes as replacements for a username and password enters the 60-day public review that precedes the call for consent as an OASIS Standard.

OASIS members and other interested parties,

OASIS and the Electronic Secure Authentication (ESAT) TC [1] are pleased to announce that Secure QR Code Authentication Version 1.0 is now available for public review and comment.

This specification describes the use of QR Codes and a mobile phone as a replacement for a username and password in user login authentication. An alternative to passwords that includes QR Codes is described, and typical use cases are described. This document also provides an overview and context for using QR Codes for security purposes.

In addition, this document specifies a "Secure QR Code Authentication Protocol" (SQRAP) and assesses the related security threats and risks.

The TC received 3 Statements of Use from HYPR, Trusona, and CVS. [3].

The candidate specification and related files are available here:

Secure QR Code Authentication Version 1.0
Committee Specification 01
01 July 2022

Editable source (Authoritative):



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

Public Review Period:

The 60-day public review starts 21 July 2022 at 00:00 UTC and ends 18 September 2022 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.

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 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 of âSecure QR Code Authentication Version 1.0,â 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.

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.


[1] Electronic Secure Authentication (ESAT) TC

[2] Approval ballot:

[3] Statements of Use:


- Trusona:

- CVS:

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

[5] https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/esat/ipr.php



Chief Technical Community Steward


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