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Subject: WS-Federation v1.2 Submitted for OASIS Standard Approval Ballot
OASIS Members: The OASIS Web Services Federation (WSFED) Technical Committee has submitted the following specification, which is an approved Committee Specification, to be considered as an OASIS Standard: Web Services Federation Language (WS-Federation) Version 1.2 The text of the TC submission is appended. You now have until 15 April to familiarize yourself with the submission and provide input to your organization's voting representative. On 16 April, a Call For Vote will be issued to all Voting Representatives of OASIS member organizations. They will have until the last day of April, inclusive, to cast their ballots on whether this Committee Specification should be approved as an OASIS Standard or not. Members who wish to discuss this ballot may do so through email@example.com . In accordance with the OASIS Technical Committee Process, this Committee Specification has already completed the necessary 60-day public review period as noted in the submission below. The normative TC Process for approval of Committee Specifications as OASIS Standards is found at http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/process-2008-06-19.php#OASISstandard Any statements related to the IPR of this specification are posted at: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/[tcname]/ipr.php Your participation in the review and balloting process is greatly appreciated. Mary Mary P McRae Director, Technical Committee Administration OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.oasis-open.org twitter: fiberartisan phone: 1.603.232.9090 ----- WSFED OASIS Submission of WS-Federation 1.2 (a) Links to the approved Committee Specification in the TC's document repository, and any appropriate supplemental documentation for the specification, both of which must be written using the OASIS templates. WS-Federation PDF: http://docs.oasis-open.org/wsfed/federation/v1.2/cs/ws-federation-1.2-spec-cs-01.pdf HTML: http://docs.oasis-open.org/wsfed/federation/v1.2/cs/ws-federation-1.2-spec-cs-01.html Word: http://docs.oasis-open.org/wsfed/federation/v1.2/cs/ws-federation-1.2-spec-cs-01.doc Schema: The schemas for this specification can be located at: http://docs.oasis-open.org/wsfed/federation/v1.2/federation.xsd http://docs.oasis-open.org/wsfed/authorization/v1.2/authorization.xsd http://docs.oasis-open.org/wsfed/privacy/v1.2/privacy.xsd (b) The editable version of all files that are part of the Committee Specification; WS-Federation http://docs.oasis-open.org/wsfed/federation/v1.2/cs/ws-federation-1.2-spec-cs-01.doc (c) Certification by the TC that all schema and XML instances included in the specification, whether by inclusion or reference, including fragments of such, are well formed, and that all expressions are valid; Yes the XML has been verified. (d) A clear English-language summary of the specification; This specification defines mechanisms to allow different security realms to federate, such that authorized access to resources managed in one realm can be provided to security principals whose identities and attributes are managed in other realms. This includes mechanisms for brokering of identity, attribute, authentication and authorization assertions between realms, and privacy of federated claims. (e) A statement regarding the relationship of this specification to similar work of other OASIS TCs or other standards developing organizations; This specification utilizes the WS-Security, WS-Trust and WS- SecurityPolicy specifications. (f) Certification by at least three OASIS member organizations that they are successfully using the specification; IBM: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/wsfed/200902/msg00011.html Microsoft: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/wsfed/200902/msg00009.html Novell: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/wsfed/200902/msg00013.html (g) The beginning and ending dates of the public review(s), a pointer to the announcement of the public review(s), and a pointer to an account of each of the comments/issues raised during the public review period(s), along with its resolution; 1st Public Review Began 16 July 2008 and ended 14 September 2008. See http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200807/msg00008.html 2nd Public Review Began 13 January 2009 and ended 12 February 2009 See http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200901/msg00013.html Issues and resolutions: http://docs.oasis-open.org/wsfed/issues/Issues.xml (h) An account of and results of the voting to approve the specification as a Committee Specification, including the date of the ballot and a pointer to the ballot; http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=1661 (i) An account of or pointer to votes and comments received in any earlier attempts to standardize substantially the same specification, together with the originating TC's response to each comment; This is the first submission to standardize this specification. (j) A pointer to the publicly visible comments archive for the originating TC; http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/wsfed-comment/ (k) A pointer to any minority reports submitted by one or more Members who did not vote in favor of approving the Committee Specification, which report may include statements regarding why the member voted against the specification or that the member believes that Substantive Changes were made which have not gone through public review; or certification by the Chair that no minority reports exist. No minority reports exist.