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Subject: Also interesting: XACML v3.0 Related and Nested Entities Profile Version 1.0 Committee Specification 01 published

This too was in my OASIS inbox this morning. We've long talked about how XDI link contract policies were analogous to XACML policies, but in reading this description, it sounds like XACML is getting more and more into data structures like XDI graphs.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Chet Ensign <chet.ensign@oasis-open.org>
Date: Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 8:18 AM
Subject: [members] XACML v3.0 Related and Nested Entities Profile Version 1.0 Committee Specification 01 is published
To: tc-announce@lists.oasis-open.org, members@lists.oasis-open.org, "xacml@lists.oasis-open.org" <xacml@lists.oasis-open.org>, xacml-comment@lists.oasis-open.org

OASIS Members and other interested parties,

OASIS is pleased to announce the approval and publication of a new Committee Specification by the members of the eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) TC:

XACML v3.0 Related and Nested Entities Profile Version 1.0
Committee Specification 01
25 October 2015


It is not unusual for access control policy to be dependent on attributes that are not naturally properties of the access subject or resource, but rather are properties of entities that are related to the access subject or resource. This profile defines the means to reference such attributes from within XACML policies for processing by a policy decision point.

Description of the TC: 

The XACML Technical Committee defines a core XML schema for representing authorization and entitlement policies.

The prose specifications and related files are available here:

Editable source  (Authoritative):



XML schemas: 

Distribution ZIP file

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 eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) TC [1] approved this specification by Special Majority Vote. The specification had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve as a Committee Specification passed [3], and the document is 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.

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

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

[2] Public reviews: 
- 30-day public review, 24 August 2015: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201508/msg00011.html
  - Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/xacml/xacml-3.0-related-entities/v1.0/csprd01/xacml-3.0-related-entities-v1.0-csprd01-comment-resolution-log.txt

[3] Approval ballot: 


Chet Ensign
Director of Standards Development and TC Administration 
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