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Subject: (ANN) SAML 2.0 Session Token Profile Version 1.0 approved and published as a Committee Specification

OASIS Members,

We are pleased to announce the approval and publication of an OASIS
Committee Specification (CS) by the members of the OASIS Security
Services (SAML) TC:

SAML 2.0 Session Token Profile Version 1.0
Committee Specification 01
23 November 2011

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

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

Editable Source (Authoritative):



XML Schema and examples:

Distribution ZIP files
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:


Members of the OASIS Security Services (SAML) TC [1] requested a
Special Majority Vote to approve this specification as a Committee
Specification. The specification had been released for public review
as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve at Committee
Specification (CS) level passed [3], and the approved CS <stage> is
now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone.

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

[1] OASIS Security Services (SAML) TC

[2] Public reviews
15-day public review, 02 October 2011:
15-day public review, 08 July 2011:
30-day public review, 01 April 2011:

[3] CS ballot

Chet Ensign
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