OASIS UNITES EFFORTS TO DEVELOP XML SECURITY SERVICES STANDARD.Organizations supporting divergent security standards united in an effort to develop a common XML XML
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OASIS, the global XML interoperability consortium, hosted the first meeting of its new technical committee, which will define an XML framework XML framework is a Software framework. Basically the framework implement several features to aid the programmer create your own application, but a XML framework differs from another framework because all data produced is XML. for exchanging authentication and authorization information. Initially formed within OASIS to complete the S2ML S2ML Security Services Markup Language security standard, the new committee agreed to accept submissions of other relevant technologies, including AuthXML.
"Our goal is to work together to advance a common security standard," said Eve Maler of Sun Microsystems Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) is an American vendor of computers, computer components, computer software, and information-technology services, founded on 24 February 1982. , chair of the OASIS Security Services Technical Committee. "Everyone agrees that consensus is critical. Through its open technical process, OASIS provides the safe environment necessary for real collaboration."
"The result of our work at OASIS will be a single security services standard that will be widely accepted in the industry," predicted Marc Chanliau of Netegrity. "We brought S2ML to OASIS with that objective in mind, and we're confident that the technical committee has the critical mass to achieve our goal."
"Supporters of AuthXML welcome the opportunity to work within OASIS for the good of true interoperability and the XML community at large," commented Eric Olden old·en
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The OASIS Security Services Technical Committee includes representatives from Baltimore Technologies Baltimore Technologies was an internet security firm founded in 1976 by Michael Purser. It was acquired in 1996 by a team financed by Dermot Desmond and led by Fran Rooney, who became CEO. , Cisco, Commerce One, DataChannel, Entegrity, Entrust, Hewlett-Packard, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , Jamcracker, Netegrity, Oblix, OpenNetwork, Securant, SilverStream, Sun Microsytems, Tivoli, Verisign, Vordel and WebMethods. Membership is expected to increase in the coming months.
"Interest in advancing this work is extremely high," said Karl Best Karl Best was born on Friday, March 6, 1959, in Aberdeen, Washington. Best was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 19, 1983, with the Seattle Mariners.
Best played for the Mariners from 1983 until 1986 wearing uniform # 39. , director of technical operations for OASIS. He added that record numbers of companies and individuals have joined the Consortium specifically to participate in developing a common security standard.
The technical committee plans to publish draft specifications by June 2001 and to submit a formal specification to the OASIS membership by September 2001. Norbert Mikula of DataChannel, member of the OASIS Board of Directors and chair of its technical advisory committee, characterized the development schedule as, "very aggressive." He advised, "Any organization affected by the issue of security should get involved now."
OASIS is the international, not-for-profit consortium that advances electronic business by promoting open, collaborative development of interoperability specifications. OASIS operates XML.ORG, the non-commercial portal that delivers information on the use of XML in industry. The XML.ORG Registry provides as an open community clearinghouse for distributing and locating XML application schemas, vocabularies and related documents. OASIS serves as the home for industry groups and organizations interested in developing XML specifications.