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Subject: 60-day Public Review for XACML MAP Authorization Profile Version 1.0 COS01 - ends Nov. 15th

OASIS members, 

Members of the OASIS eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) TC [1] have recently approved a Special Majority Ballot [2] to advance XACML MAP Authorization Profile Version 1.0 as a Candidate OASIS Standard (COS). The COS now enters a 60-day public review period in preparation for a member ballot to consider its approval as an OASIS Standard.

XACML MAP Authorization Profile Version 1.0 
Candidate OASIS Standard 01 
18 August 2014 

Specification Overview: 

XACML MAP Authorization Profile V1.0 defines a profile for the use of XACML in expressing policies for TCG TNC Metadata Access Points (MAP). It defines standard attribute identifiers useful in such policies, in which a MAP utilizes an XACML PDP to make MAP content 
authorization decisions. 

The profile aligns with the Trusted Computing Group MAP Content Authorization, version 1.0 specification. See: 

Four Statements of Use were received from Axiomatics AB, Juniper Networks, Trust@HsH Research Group at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hanover, Germany, and ViewDS Identity Solutions [2].

Public Review Period:

The 60-day public review starts 17 September 2014 at 00:00 UTC and ends 15 November 2014 at 23:59 UTC.

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.


The prose specification document and related files are available here:

Editable source (Authoritative):



ZIP distribution file (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 XACML TC may be found at the TC's public home page:


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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 “XACML MAP Authorization 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.


[1] OASIS eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) TC 

[2] Statements of Use: 
Axiomatics AB: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/xacml-comment/201407/msg00003.html

Juniper Networks: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/xacml-comment/201407/msg00004.html 

Trust@HsH Research Group at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hanover, Germany: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/xacml/201407/msg00000.html

ViewDS Identity Solutions: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/xacml/201407/msg00002.html

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

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