Invitation to comment on XACML v3.0 Related and Nested Entities v1.0 from the XACML TC - ends November 18th

We are pleased to announce that XACML v3.0 Related and Nested Entities Profile Version 1.0 CSD02 from the OASIS eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) TC is now available for public review and comment. This is the second public review for this work.

Overview:

The eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) defines categories of attributes that describe entities of relevance to access control decisions. XACML rules, policies and policy sets contain assertions over the attributes of these entities that must be evaluated to arrive at an access decision. Principal among the various predefined entities are the entity that is requesting access, i.e., the access subject, and the entity being accessed, i.e., the resource. However, it is not unusual for access decisions to be dependent on attributes of entities that are associated with the access subject or resource. For example, attributes of an organization that employs the access subject, or attributes of a licensing agreement that covers the terms of use of a resource.

This profile defines two ways of representing these associated entities in the request context - related entities and nested entities - and defines additional mechanisms to access and traverse these entities.

TC Description:

The XACML TC specifies access control standards, based on the Attribute-based Access Control model (ABAC). The core of this work is the specification of the syntax and semantics of a policy language called XACML. Current work in the TC consists mostly of defining additional profiles of various types which build on version 3.0 of the XACML core specification.

The documents and related files are available here:

XACML v3.0 Related and Nested Entities Profile Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 02
20 August 2020

Editorial source (Authoritative):
https://docs.oasis-open.org/xacml/xacml-3.0-related-entities/v1.0/csd02/...
HTML:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/xacml/xacml-3.0-related-entities/v1.0/csd02/...
PDF:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/xacml/xacml-3.0-related-entities/v1.0/csd02/...
Additional normative artifacts:
XML schema: https://docs.oasis-open.org/xacml/xacml-3.0-related-entities/v1.0/csd02/...

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 at:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/xacml/xacml-3.0-related-entities/v1.0/csd02/...

How to Provide Feedback

OASIS and the XACML TC value your feedback. We solicit 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.

This public review starts on 04 November 2020 at 00:00 UTC and ends 18 November 2020 at 11:59 UTC.

Comments on the work may be submitted to the TC by following the instructions located at:
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/form.php?wg_abbrev=xacml

Feedback submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC is publicly archived and can be viewed at:
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/xacml-comment/

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 the public review of these works, we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [1] applicable especially [2] 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 information about this specification and the XACML TC may be found on the TC's public home page:
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/xacml/

Additional information related to this public review can be found in the public review metadata document [3].

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

[1] http://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr

[2] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/xacml/ipr.php
https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr#RF-on-Limited-Mode
RF on Limited Terms Mode

[3] Public review metadata document:
- https://docs.oasis-open.org/xacml/xacml-3.0-related-entities/v1.0/csd02/...

Associated TC: 
eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML)