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Subject: 15-day Public Review for #XACML v3.0 Core and Hierarchical Role Based Access Control (RBAC) Profile V1.0 - ends September 9th

The OASIS eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) TC members [1] have produced an updated Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 15-day public review:

XACML v3.0 Core and Hierarchical Role Based Access Control (RBAC) Profile Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 05 / Public Review Draft 04
07 August 2014 

Specification Overview:

This specification defines a profile for the use of XACML in expressing policies that use role based access control (RBAC). It extends the XACML Profile for RBAC Version 1.0 to include a recommended Attribute field for roles, but reduces the scope to address only "core" and "hierarchical" RBAC. This specification has also been updated to apply to XACML v3.0.

Public Review Period:

The public review starts 26 August 2014 at 00:00 UTC and ends 09 September 2014 at 23:59 UTC. The 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 diff-marked PDF file [3]. 

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.

Reviewers may provide comments directly from the comment-tag version of document. The file


contains the HTML version of the draft with a "[comment?]" link next to each section heading. Clicking on this link will launch your email application and begin a message to xacml-comment@lists.oasis-open.org with the specific section number and title in the subject line. Simply enter your comment and click send.

Note that you must be subscribed to the comment mailing list before sending feedback. Instructions on how to subscribe can be found at https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/index.php?wg_abbrev=xacml.

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

Editable source (Authoritative):


HTML with comment tags: 


ZIP distribution files (complete):

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 the specification and the OASIS eXtensible Access
 Control Markup Language (XACML) TC may be found at 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 XACML v3.0 Core and Hierarchical Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
 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 eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) TC

[2] Previous public reviews:
15-day public review: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201110/msg00009.html 
30-day public review: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201005/msg00003.html
60-day public review: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200905/msg00006.html

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

[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/xacml/ipr.php
RF on Limited Terms

Best regards,
Paul Knight  - Tel: +1 781-861-1013
OASIS - Advancing open standards for the information society
Document Process Analyst

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