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Subject: Invitation to comment on SAML V2.0 Subject Identifier Attributes Profile V1.0, ends Nov. 2nd

OASIS Members and other interested parties,Â

We are pleased to announce that SAML V2.0 Subject Identifier Attributes Profile Version 1.0 from the OASIS Security Services (SAML) TC [1] is now available for public review and comment. This is the third public review for this work and includes a schema submitted to the TC by the Shibboleth Project for inclusion in this draft.Â

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), developed by the Security Services Technical Committee of OASIS, is an XML-based framework for communicating user authentication, entitlement and attribute information. As its name suggests, SAML allows business entities to make assertions regarding the identity, attributes, and entitlements of a subject to other entities, such as a partner company or another enterprise application.

The SAML V2.0 Subject Identifier Attributes Profile specification standardizes two new SAML Attributes to identify security subjects, as a replacement for long-standing inconsistent practice with the <saml:NameID> and <saml:Attribute> constructs. It also addresses recognized deficiencies with the SAML V2.0 urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:nameid-format:persistent Name Identifier format.

The documents and related files are available here:Â

SAML V2.0 Subject Identifier Attributes Profile Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 03 / Public Review Draft 03
25 September 2018

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 SAML 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 19 October 2018 at 00:00 UTC and ends 02 November 2018 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 the 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 SAML TC may be found on the TC's public home page.

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

[1] OASIS Security Services (SAML) TC

[2]Â Previous public reviews:

- 15-day public review, 23 April 2018:
 - Comment resolution log:Â

- 30-day public review, 14 November 2017:
 - Comment resolution log:Â

[3] Red-lined version:

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

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

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