Subject: Four PKCS #11 specifications from PKCS11 TC approved as Committee Specifications
From: Paul Knight <email@example.com>
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Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:08:19 -0500
OASIS Members and other interested parties,
OASIS is pleased to announce that pleased to announce that four PKCS #11 specifications from the OASIS PKCS 11 TC  have been approved as OASIS Committee Specifications: PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Base Specification Version 3.0 PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Profiles Version 3.0 PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Current Mechanisms Specification Version 3.0 PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Historical Mechanisms Specification Version 3.0
The PKCS #11 specifications define a platform-independent API to cryptographic tokens, such as hardware security modules and smart cards. The API itself is named "Cryptoki" (from "cryptographic token interface" and pronounced as "crypto-key").
"Base Specification" defines data types, functions and other basic components of the PKCS #11 Cryptoki interface. "Profiles" is intended for developers and architects who wish to design systems and applications that conform to the PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface standard. "Current Mechanisms" defines mechanisms that are anticipated for use with the current version of PKCS #11. "Historical Mechanisms" defines mechanisms for PKCS #11 that are no longer in general use.
These Committee Specifications are OASIS deliverables, completed and approved by the TC and fully ready for testing and implementation.
The prose specifications and related files are available here: ********************* PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface Base Specification Version 3.0 Committee Specification 01 19 December 2019
Members of the PKCS11 TC  approved these specifications by Special Majority Vote. The specifications had been released for public review as required by the TC Process . The vote to approve as Committee Specifications passed , and the documents are now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.
Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone and our thanks to the reviewers who provided feedback on the specification drafts to help improve the quality of the work.