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Subject: RE: [security-services] "Registration" process for third-party SAML customizations


There was brief discussion on the last focus call. The main issue was
the term "SAML customizations". The suggestion was to replace that by
"SAML Profiles, Bindings and Extensions". Some documentation may be
found in the


- prateek

-----Original Message-----
From: Eve L. Maler [mailto:Eve.Maler@Sun.COM] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 3:31 PM
To: 'security-services@lists.oasis-open.org'
Subject: Re: [security-services] "Registration" process for third-party
SAML customizations

Forgot to bring this up on today's call.  Any comments?  I don't think 
we particularly need to rush to get this settled as long as we do it by 
the time V2.0 is final; it probably needs a quorate discussion, so 
that'll be Nov 9.  (I think Mary McRae also wanted a chance to convince 
me that we should be using the OASIS Registry for this...)


Eve L. Maler wrote:

> Here's the sort of thing I was thinking of adding to the SAML website 
> regarding a "registration" process.  What do you all think?
> ========
> SAML Customizations:
> SAML is designed for extensibility, and it is anticipated that some
> users will want to custom-design their own profiles, attribute
> authentication context classes, and/or extensions as appropriate for 
> their purposes.  The SSTC invites third parties who are customizing
> to notify us of the existence of their documented SAML usage so that
> can list and link to the documents on this site.  This listing is 
> intended to help other SAML users more easily find and use existing 
> customizations.
> It is expected that any such customization document adhere to any 
> guidelines set forth in the relevant SAML specification; as one
> of a guideline, each profile must be assigned a unique URI.
> To notify the SSTC of your customization, use the [link: comment
>  The SSTC reserves the right not to list any customization, and no 
> endorsement by the SSTC of any listed customization is implied.
> If you are an OASIS member and wish to contribute a SAML profile or 
> other customization to the SSTC for consideration in future work on 
> SAML, please refer to the OASIS TC process for the proper way to make
> contribution.
> ========
>     Eve

Eve Maler                                        +1 781 442 3190
Sun Microsystems                            cell +1 781 354 9441
Web Products, Technologies, and Standards    eve.maler @ sun.com

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