XML Key Management Working Group

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Mission | Drafts and Code | The Chairs | Meetings and Calls | Background Reading
Charter | Older Drafts | Participants | Contributor Policies | Patent Disclosures | W3C Activity Statement
Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie>,
Shivaram Mysore <shivarammysore@yahoo.com>
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Mission Statement

The mission of this working group is to develop a specification of XML application/protocol that allows a simple client to obtain key information (values, certificates, management or trust data) from a web service. This specification will be based on the XML Key Management Specification (XKMS). Please see the Charter for further information on the constitution of this WG. This WG does not address broader XML security issues. This WG has successfully advanced all chartered deliverables to their final state. The charter of this WG will expire in December 2005. This remaining period is allocated for maintenance of the XKMS 2.0 specifications and publication of two complementary notes; presently the mailing list may be used to ask questions about the specifications or interop report.

If you want to join, or are new to the Working Group you should understand how to contribute, how to work with the chair, when the next meeting is, and catch up on some background reading. Otherwise, just start participating on the list!

Current Deliverables

XML Key Management Requirements (Published as NOTE)
XML Key Management Specification (Published as a W3C Recommendation 28 June 2005)
XKMS application interoperability (done for Candidate Recommendation)
Complementary Working Group Notes

See previous deliverables for proposals and previous drafts, and interoperability matrices and histories if applicable.

Public Code & Toolkits

If you would like to appear in this list, send an announcement to the XKMS public mailing list.

The XKMS 2.0 implementations below are those which have taken part in interoperability testing:

The following was the list of XKMS1.0 implementations:

Meetings and Teleconferences

Minutes are generally produced in accordance with IETF Minute Policy. The important things to capture are open issues, proposals and their benefits/detriments, polls, resolution, and resulting action items.

Face-to-Face Announce and Minutes

Telecon Minutes

Optional teleconferences happen as required. See the archive for the latest teleconference announcement. Minutes are posted to the list; WG members are obligated to review, correct, or counter any proposals or consensus achieved on the call on the list.

Interop related meetings/calls:

Chair Responsibilities

Any technical question, proposal, or discussion must be distributed to the list. An email to a Chair that does not include the list in the distribution may be considered private correspondence and might not be added to the agenda for WG consideration; we need public records of proposals, consideration, and re-consideration as we move forward in achieving a group consensus.


Required Reading

Optional Reading

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie>

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