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Subject: 15-day Public Review for SAML 2.0 Session Token Profile Version 1.0

The OASIS Security Services (SAML) TC [1] members have produced an updated Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 15-day public review:

SAML 2.0 Session Token Profile Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 02 / Public Review Draft 02
13 May 2011

Specification Overview:
Web Servers and Application Servers generally maintain security state information for currently active users, particularly once some type of authentication has occurred. This specification defines a format for communicating such security session state based on the OASIS SAML Assertion. It also specifies two different mechanisms for communicating this information between servers via a standard Web browser.

TC Description:
The Security Services TC is currently developing a number of specification which build on the SAML 2.0 OASIS Standard and specify its use in a variety of contexts.

Public Review Period:
The 15-day public review starts Monday, 11 July 2011 and ends Tuesday, 26 July 2011. The specification was previously submitted for a 30-day public review on 01 April 2011 [2]. This 15-day review is limited in scope to changes made from the previous review.

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.

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

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ZIP distribution package:
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:


Additional information about this specification and the OASIS Security Services (SAML) TC may be found on the TC's public home page located at:


Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be accessed via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home page, or directly 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 this public review of 'SAML 2.0 Session Token Profile Version 1.0', we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [3] applicable especially [4] 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 references:

[1] OASIS Security Services (SAML) TC

[2] Previous public review (01 April 2011 through 01 May 2011)

[3] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php

[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ws-calendar/ipr.php http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php#s10.2.2
Best Regards,

Chet Ensign
Director of Standards Development and TC Administration
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

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