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Subject: 30-day Public Review for Survey of Methods of Trust Elevation V1.0

The OASIS Electronic Identity Credential Trust Elevation Methods (Trust Elevation) TC [1] members have recently approved a Committee Note Draft (CND) and submitted the note for 30-day public review:

Survey of Methods of Trust Elevation Version 1.0
Committee Note Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
16 May 2012


The complete package of the prose specification document and related files are available in the ZIP distribution file at:


Public Review Period:

The public review starts 16 June 2012 and ends 16 July 2012.

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.

Document Overview:

This document is a survey of trust elevation or transactional trust mechanisms members use or sell at the level of detail they are comfortable sharing. It also contains some Illustrative uses of methods, which highlight the types of methods used or proposed as needed. This document, which is the Trust-Elevation TC's first deliverable is intended to be used as input to further analysis. 

TC Description : 

The Trust Elevation Technical Committee will identify methods being used currently to elevate trust of electronic identities by online relying parties and service providers, and similar methods in development or identified in theoretical models. By comparison and factoring of those methods, the TC will propose and describe a set of standardized protocols that service providers may use to elevate the trust in an electronic identity credential presented to them for authentication, at levels of identity assurance or risk mitigation, representing increasing degrees of authentication certainty. 

Additional information about the specification and the OASIS Electronic Identity Credential Trust Elevation Methods (Trust Elevation) TC may be found at the TC's public home page:


Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be located via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home, or directly at:


Comments submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC are 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 Survey of Methods of Trust Elevation Version 1.0, we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [2] applicable especially [3] 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 Electronic Identity Credential Trust Elevation Methods (Trust Elevation) TC 

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

[3] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/trust-el/ipr.php
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Chet Ensign
Director of Standards Development and TC Administration 
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

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